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A variety of presentations, fairs, and other events are being planned by many organizations in association with The Great Washington ShakeOut. The events listed below are open to the public; many other presentations to businesses and organizations are also being made.

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Tsunami Roadshow: Clallam County/Port Angeles

April 13, 2018, 11 am - 12:30 pm, Presentation at Peninsula College (Clallam County)

Tsunami and earthquake experts will share what you need to know about what to do (and what not to do) before and during a tsunami warning. We'll talk about community-wide alerts, the science and dynamics of tsunamis, and how to prepare you and your loved ones to survive a tsunami.

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Tsunami Roadshow: Jefferson County/Port Townsend

April 13, 2018, 6:30 - 8 pm, Presentation at Chimacum High School Auditorium

Tsunami and earthquake experts will share what you need to know about what to do (and what not to do) before and during a tsunami warning. We'll talk about community-wide alerts, the science and dynamics of tsunamis, and how to prepare you and your loved ones to survive a tsunami.

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Tsunami Roadshow: Grays Harbor County/Westport

April 11, 2018, 12 - 1:30 pm, Presentation at Ocosta High School Library (Grays Harbor County)

Tsunami and earthquake experts will share what you need to know about what to do (and what not to do) before and during a tsunami warning. We'll talk about community-wide alerts, the science and dynamics of tsunamis, and how to prepare you and your loved ones to survive a tsunami.

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Tsunami Roadshow: Grays Harbor County/Ocean Shores

April 11, 2018, 6 pm - 7:30 am, Presentation at Ocean Shores Convention Center (Grays Harbor County)

Tsunami and earthquake experts will share what you need to know about what to do (and what not to do) before and during a tsunami warning. We'll talk about community-wide alerts, the science and dynamics of tsunamis, and how to prepare you and your loved ones to survive a tsunami.

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Tsunami Roadshow: Pacific County/Raymond

April 10, 2018, 1 - 2:30 pm, Presentation at Raymond Timberland Library (Pacific County)

Tsunami and earthquake experts will share what you need to know about what to do (and what not to do) before and during a tsunami warning. We'll talk about community-wide alerts, the science and dynamics of tsunamis, and how to prepare you and your loved ones to survive a tsunami.

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Tsunami Roadshow: Pacific County/Ilwaco

April 10, 2018, 7 - 8:30 pm, Presentation at Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum (Pacific County)

Tsunami and earthquake experts will share what you need to know about what to do (and what not to do) before and during a tsunami warning. We'll talk about community-wide alerts, the science and dynamics of tsunamis, and how to prepare you and your loved ones to survive a tsunami.

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Reddit AMA with WA EMD, PNSN

October 19, 2017, 12 - 2 pm, Community Event at (Online) https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/ (King County)

On Oct. 19, from noon to 2 p.m., earthquake preparedness experts from the Washington Emergency Management Division will join scientists with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network to gather online for a Red....

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Seattle Public Schools - ShakeOut

October 20, 2016, Drill/Exercise at Lowell Elementary Schools

Seattle Public Schools will make Lowell Elementary School (on the north end of capitol hill) available as youth practice their drop, cover and hold on skills.

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Franklin Pierce School District - ShakeOut

October 20, 2016, Drill/Exercise at Midland Elementary School

Franklin Pierce School District will conduct a formal media event at Midland Elementary School.

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Olympia School District - ShakeOut

October 20, 2016, Drill/Exercise at Roosevelt Elementary School

The Olympia School District will conduct a formal media event at Roosevelt Elementary School.

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Camas School District - ShakeOut

October 20, 2016, Drill/Exercise at Camas Elementary School

The Camas School District will make Camas Elementary available.

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Ocosta Elementary School District - ShakeOut

October 20, 2016, Drill/Exercise at Ocosta Elementary School

Ocosta Elementary School has the nation’s first vertical tsunami evacuation platform built above the school’s gymnasium, which opened for the first time in September. After practicing for ShakeOut, all of the school’s children will practice rushing up to the rooftop.

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Washington Youth Academy - ShakeOut

October 20, 2016, Drill/Exercise at Washington Youth Academy

For media interested in video or photos before or during ShakeOut, the Washington Youth Academy in Bremerton will make itself available to have its students practice earthquake safety in advance of Oct. 20 or on that day.

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The Great ShakeOut

October 18, 2016, 10:20 am - 12 pm, Drill at Pacific Beach Elementary

The students will participate in the Tsunami/Earthquake drill and walk up to the Pacific Beach Fire Department.

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ShakeOut at Franklin Pierce

October 15, 2015, 10 - 10:30 am, Drill at Midland Elementary School (Pierce County)

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.

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Makah Community-wide Tsunami Evacuation Exercise

October 15, 2015, 10:15 am

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

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Providence Prepared - Shakeout 2015

October 9, 2015, 7 - 10 am, Drill at 101 W. 8th Avenue (Spokane County)

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

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

October 15, 2014, 12 - 1 pm, Community Event at Twitter.com

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.

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The Great Washington ShakeOut

October 17, 2013, 4:30 - 5 pm, Drill at Sprouts Growth Center (Pierce County)

Participation in the Great Washington ShakeOut

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

October 16, 2013, 7 , Presentation at Hebeler Hall Room 121 (Kittitas County)

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

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FEMA Webinar: Earthquake Safety & Mitigation for Schools

October 16, 2012, 2 - 3:30 pm, Webinar at Webinar Link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nehrp-webinar/ Audio: Dial 1-(877) 241-4296, Participant Code: 34167944

In support of the upcoming Great ShakeOut earthquake drills (drop, cover, hold on drills) on October 18, 2012, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) is pleased to announce a one-hour webinar on Earthquake Safety and Mitigation for Schools.

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FEMA Webinar: Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage

October 15, 2012, 2 - 3:30 pm, Webinar at Webinar Link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nehrp-webinar/ Audio Line: 1 (877) 241-4296 Participant Code: 34167944

In support of the upcoming Great ShakeOut earthquake drills (drop, cover, hold on drills) on October 18, 2012, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) is pleased to announce a 1 ½ hour webinar on Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage.

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