Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Great California Shakeout!

We're just minutes away...

Today, October 21st at 10:21am millions of people throughout California including your local American Red Cross Chapter will Drop, Cover, and Hold On. It's a statewide practice drill in case of an earthquake. You can register your family at It's a perfect time to have dialogue with your friends, family and neighbors about what to do during and after a disaster. Check out the website for more information on how to prepare a drill or a plan for your home, your business and your neighborhood.

It's imperative to have the conversations ahead of time, so that in the event of an earthquake you know what you need to do, where you need to go and how you need to handle the disaster. Over 6.9 million people participated in the Shakeout last year, we hope that number will double this year. The more folks that know what to do ahead of time, the better we'll all be able to handle it when it happens in California.

So, make it a priority today, 10/21/2010 at 10:21am...Drop, Cover and Hold On!

For more information on how to build your own disaster preparedness kit, contact your local American Red Cross Chapter at (559) 455-1000.