Earthquake drill

On Thursday, October 20, King County will join with employers and other organizations statewide participating in the annual Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake drill.

At 10:20 a.m., a PA announcement will go out in many County buildings asking employees to practice what they should do in an earthquake:

  • DROP to the floor
  • Take COVER under a desk, table, or other sturdy furniture
  • HOLD ON until the shaking stops (or the earthquake drill ends).

If you or your workgroup are not able to join in the drill on October 20 at 10:20 a.m., pick another time that works for you.

Before you come out from under cover, feel free to take a photo and share it on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #DropCoverSelfie! King County Emergency Management also invites you to practice DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON at home with your family in the evening. It’s also a good idea to take a few minutes to locate your home emergency kit and make sure you have everything you, your family, and your pets need.