Residents of the Central U.S. must get better prepared before the next big earthquake, and practice how to protect ourselves when it happens. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both.
There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, scouts, and others to participate in the ShakeOut, to get prepared for earthquakes, and to share what you're doing with others so they can do the same. The links below have customized ideas for what you or your organization can do. Scroll down for basic instructions on how to plan your drill and get prepared.
Custom information for each category (PDF)
Between now and October 16, 2014:
October 16, 10:16 a.m.:
What we do now, before the earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like after.