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The Great BC Shake Out is tomorrow (Oct 17, 2019) already at 10:17AM.

Also known as the “Largest Earthquake Drill in Canadian History”.

This is where students and staff stop what they’re doing and “Drop, Cover, & Hold On”.

According to , this means…

“DROP —- to the ground
Take COVER—- by getting under a sturdy desk or table (not doorway)
HOLD ON —- to it until the shaking/drill stops.”

The website also offers these pieces of advice:

“If there isn’t a table or desk near you,  drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck-  with your hands and arms.”

They say you are much more likely to be hurt by falling or even flying objects in an earthquake, than to perish in a downed building.


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