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News and Events

This page provides a list of news articles about the ShakeOut, links to the ShakeOut calendar of events for your area or the entire state, lists email updates that have been sent to registered participants, and more.

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

Questions about "Drop, Cover, and Hold On"? Please see our special report.

2017 ShakeOut Media Venues
ShakeOut participants: If your drill is a potential news media location on or before 10/19/2017, please complete our Event Submission form.


News media:

The ShakeOut Media Center has media advisories, contacts, resources, and ShakeOut venue information


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Calendar of ShakeOut Activities

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Updates emailed to participants and others with the latest ShakeOut news, and more.

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The Great Central U.S. 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!