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ShakeOut Drill Broadcast Transcript

This is the Great Guam ShakeOut earthquake drill. Practice now so you can protect yourself during a real earthquake.

This is an earthquake drill. Unless you're driving right now, DROP, COVER. AND HOLD ON.

DROP to the ground now: if you are standing during a large earthquake, the ground might jerk strongly and throw you down. Take COVER under something sturdy to protect yourself from objects being hurled across the room. HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops. If you can’t get under something, stay low and protect your head and neck with your arms.

After the shaking stops, look around for other potential hazards to protect yourself from and be aware of aftershocks.

Finally, strong earthquakes may trigger a tsunami. If you're near the beach during an earthquake, quickly get to high ground.

This drill is over. Visit for simple steps to help you survive and recover from a major earthquake, including how to secure your space.

Thank you for taking part in the Great Guam ShakeOut!

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