Less than three months to go: the Great ShakeOutBC countdown is on

The Great ShakeOutBC Earthquake is coming to Campbell River and the Strathcona Regional District on Thursday, Oct. 20

The Great ShakeOutBC Earthquake is coming to Campbell River and the Strathcona Regional District on Thursday, Oct. 20.

At 10 a.m. thousands of British Columbians will do the “drop, cover, and hold on” drill in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in BC history.

The first drill had more than 470,000 participants and raised earthquake and emergency preparedness awareness throughout British Columbia.

Oct. 20 will mark British Columbia’s second drill and will align with California, Idaho, Nevada, Guam and the Yukon for a mass earthquake drill on the same day.

Washington, Oregon and New Zealand have also expressed an interest in  participating on this same date.

“The ShakeOut drill is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to learn how to become better prepared,” says Howie Siemens, emergency program coordinator for the Strathcona Regional District and the City of Campbell River.

Emergency organizations throughout British Columbia are encouraging individuals, families, businesses and other organizations to register at www.shakeoutbc.ca to be counted in the drill, promote the drill within their own communities and practice their personal preparedness plans.

To register or find out more, head to the BC ShakeOut web site at:  www.shakeoutbc.ca or www.strathconard.ca under Protective Services or call 250-830-6700.

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