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These locations, grouped by county, are appropriate for news media to attend to cover the ShakeOut (click on a venue for details):

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Makah Community-wide Tsunami Evacuation Exercise

Contact Person:Andrew Winck, Makah Tribe,

Date/Time:October 15, 2015, 10:15 am

Short Summary:The Makah Tribe will conduct its annual Makah Community-wide Tsunami Full-scale Evacuation Exercise on October 15 @ 10:15am.


#EQChat - a TweetChat with @RedCross, @ShakeOut, and @PrepareAthon


Contact Person:Jason Ballmann, Southern California Earthquake Center,

Date/Time:October 15, 2014, 12 - 1 pm

Short Summary:Join us with #EQ Chat for a TweetChat about earthquake safety and ask your own questions too! The American Red Cross, Farmer’s Insurance, PrepareAthon, and ShakeOut will be tweeting live at 3 PM Eastern on Wednesday, October 15th.


School Earthquake Safety Drill

Contact Person:Barbara Thurman, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction,, 253-987-5056

Date/Time:October 18, 2012, 10 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:Superintendent of Public Instruction, Randy Dorn, will be participating in the earthquake safety drill with Sumner Middle School students, faculty, and staff as part of the Great Washington ShakeOut.

Kittitas County


Reducing the Shake-Up: What we need to know to build resilient communities

Event location:Hebeler Hall Room 121
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Contact Person:Anne Egger, Central Washington University,, 509-963-2870

Date/Time:October 16, 2013, 7

Short Summary:This panel discussion will bring together three faculty from Central Washington University who study diverse aspects of earthquake preparedness in a moderated discussion.

Pierce County


ShakeOut at Franklin Pierce

Event location:Midland Elementary School
2300 105th St E, Tacoma, WA 98445

Contact Person:Frank Hewins, Franklin Pierce Superintendent, 360-298-3001

Date/Time:October 15, 2015, 10 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:Franklin Pierce School District will conduct a formal media event during ShakeOut at precisely 10:15 a.m, Oct. 15. The event will take place at Franklin Pierce’s Midland Elementary School. Contact the Superintendent’s Office at (253) 298-3010 for more information.


The Great Washington ShakeOut

Event location:Sprouts Growth Center
4810 S. Wilkeson, Tacoma, WA 98408

Contact Person:Jessica Schwerdtfeger, Sprouts Growth Center,, (253)314-5416

Date/Time:October 17, 2013, 4:30 - 5 pm

Short Summary:Participation in the Great Washington ShakeOut

Spokane County


Providence Prepared - Shakeout 2015

Event location:101 W. 8th Avenue

Contact Person:Darrell Ruby, Providence Health Care,, 509-474-5350

Date/Time:October 9, 2015, 7 - 10 am

Short Summary:Providence Health Care participates in the 2015 Drop, Cover, and Hold On! drill.

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The Great Washington ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!