Today: ShakeOut. Don’t Freak Out.


More than 1 million people were registered to take part in the “Drop, Cover, and Hold on” exercise of the annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake drill. Thursday October, 20, at 10:20 a.m. Were you one of them?

These drills are a chance to review and update your family’s emergency preparedness plans and supplies. How well you manage the aftermath of a disaster depends greatly on how well you prepare.

Watch the videos below for more information on what to do when an earthquake hits.

Reddit “Ask Us Anything” Session

Have some questions for the experts? DNR geologists, emergency managers, and other experts will be answering your questions on Reddit today from noon to 2 p.m. Here’s a link to last year’s Q and A session.


Emergency Preparedness Resources

Find out what to do before, during, and after an earthquake on our emergency preparedness page.

Emergency Management Division

Check out all the resources provided by the Emergency Management Division



Also check out our previous blog post about moving toward being prepared and not scared!


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