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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

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Great Oregon ShakeOut - Thursday, October 18th

Oregon ShakeOut 2012Sign up today to join more than 10 million individuals on October 18, 2012 in the Great Oregon ShakeOut. The ShakeOut is an earthquake drill that provides local communities, schools, businesses and organizations throughout the state of Oregon with an opportunity to practice how to stay safe during an earthquake and to practice the protective action of "Drop, Cover and Hold On."

During the drill (or an actual earthquake):

  • If you are in a building, move no more than a few steps; and
  • Drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy table or desk and hold on until the shaking stops.

The ShakeOut can be conducted in as little as 90 seconds. It serves as a reminder that earthquakes can occur at any time in any place. Knowing what to do in a disaster can make all the difference when seconds matter.

Visit the Oregon ShakeOut website today to learn how you can participate and be prepared for the next seismic event. Talk to your neighbors and encourage schools, businesses and other organizations to also sign up. [click here to learn more]