On October 18, 2012, the Buena Park Library will participate in the 2012 Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill, the largest earthquake preparedness event in U.S. history. At 10:18 a.m. everyone in the Library will “Duck, Cover, and Hold On” for one minute, practicing the actions to take during an earthquake. After the “earthquake” is finished, the Library will be evacuated. When the “all clear” is sounded, everyone will be able to return to the building. We welcome your participation in this earthquake drill. While there will be a brief interruption in library service, the Library appreciates the understanding and cooperation of our patrons as we practice our response to emergency situations.
With 37 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. With earthquakes an inevitable part of California’s future, we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes. The Great California ShakeOut in October 2011 involved over 8.6 million Californians. Currently, in the state of California alone, there are 9.1 million registered participants for the 2012 ShakeOut. ShakeOuts will be held throughout the United States and Canada on the 18th.
For more information on the Great California and to register to participate, visit this site. http://www.ShakeOut. For more information on preparing for and surviving a disaster, check the Earthquake Country Alliance website and its booklet “Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country”.
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