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The Great Southern California ShakeOut
The Great Southern California ShakeOut

We're counting on you!

At 10 a.m. on November 13, millions of southern Californians participated in a regional drop, cover, and hold on drill -- the largest earthquake preparedness activitey in United States history! ShakeOut. Don't FreakOut.

IF you didn't register prior to the ShakeOut, but actually participated, we can still count you as a part of the ShakeOut if you register now. Be counted along with your neighbors, schools, businesses, organizations, firefighters, government agencies, and many others that participated by completing one of our forms at right.

You should register if:

  • You understand that if you act now you can greatly improve your safety and reduce earthquake losses.
  • You see the ShakeOut as time for getting yourself and others prepared and to practice drop, cover, and hold on.
  • You were invited to register by someone you know, and you want to participate with them.
  • You are excited that so many people are working together to prepare southern California, and you want to do your part!

As a registered ShakeOut participant you will:

  • Be counted in the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history!
  • Be notified of ShakeOut news and updates
  • Create a network of family, friends and coworkers
  • Set an example that motivates others to get prepared
  • Create and share your ShakeOut activities and stories

Select a group to learn what you can do as part of the ShakeOut:

        Neighborhood Groups
        CERT Groups
        Scouting Groups
        Colleges and Universities

Non-Profit Organizations
Faith-Based Groups
Medical Centers
Local Governments
Information in Multiple languages

(Golden Guardian participants: You are encouraged to also register for the ShakeOut as an individual, school, or organization- so we can count everyone involved in a drill on November 13. ShakeOut has very few requirements.)

You may find answers to your questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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