California is considered to be at high risk for a large earthquake. How we prepare or fail to prepare now will determine our quality of life after our next large earthquake.
The library will participate in the Great California ShakeOut on Thursday, October 15, at 10:15 a.m. The Great California ShakeOut is an annual drill with millions of participants across the state. During the drill, everyone inside the library building will be asked to drop, cover, and hold on. We will then evacuate the building, and library service will be interrupted but will resume shortly thereafter.
You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school, or even on vacation. Please take steps to prepare yourself and your family for an earthquake wherever you may be. For more information about earthquake preparedness, visit earthquakecountry.org/sevensteps/.
Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves during earthquakes.
On October 17 at 10:17 a.m., more than 9 million people in schools, businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, neighborhoods, organizations, and households all across California will practice “Drop, Cover and Hold On” and other aspects of their emergency plans.
The Great California ShakeOut began in California in 2008 and is the world’s largest earthquake drill.
The Buena Park Library will be participating – join us!
Learn more at www.shakeout.org/california
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.