Siren Test and Great Shake out Earthquake Drill
On October 17, 2019 at 10:19 am, The Tiburon Peninsula will once again participate in the world-wide earthquake drill “The Great Shakeout” The ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes. To start the drill, the Tiburon Peninsula Office of Emergency Services will sound all six sirens, at which point participants are encouraged to “Drop, Cover and Hold on ". Drop to the ground and seek cover under a table, desk or large piece of furniture and hold on!
During this time, take a moment to think about the supplies you have in your emergency kit and what you might need to replace. If this were an actual earthquake, would you know what to do next? Do you know how to communicate with your loved ones? What if phones aren’t working? Do you know how best to receive emergency information. Is your home safe to be in and if not, where will you go?
Every year, the Reed Union School District, the library, town and city staffs and numerous individuals and households participate in the Great ShakeOut. Won’t you take part too?
Please register yourself, your family or your organization as a participant at www.shakeout.org. By registering for the drill you will:
- Be counted in the largest-ever earthquake drill in the world!
- Be listed with other participants in your area (optional)
- Be an example that motivates others to participate & prepare
- Have peace of mind that you, your family, your co-workers and millions of others will be better prepared to survive and recover quickly from our next big earthquake!
Don’t forget, on Thursday October 17th at 10:17 am, the sirens will sound and you should take a moment to drop, cover and hold on.
Tomorrow the six sirens on the Peninsula will sound at 10:17 am signifying the beginning of the world-wide earthquake drill “The Great Shakeout” For more information on the siren locations and the earthquake drill, tune in to local SNAP radio at 840am.