Be a Master of Disaster: Earthquake drill this morning

9:45 am today is the time set for a statewide earthquake drill, as part of Disaster Preparedness Month (which West Seattle neighborhood groups are highlighting with a focus on neighborhood readiness): The state has handy info here on how to handle this type of drill for home, office, school.

2 Replies to "Be a Master of Disaster: Earthquake drill this morning"

  • MargL April 22, 2008 (9:54 am)

    So the alert just went of on the TV saying if we’re participating in the drill to “Drop, Cover and Hold, now”.
    Hold what? I thought we were supposed to run for a doorway or a corner or something…

    Sounds like they just needed some catchy phrase like the one used for when you’re on fire “Stop, Drop and Roll.”

  • Sue April 22, 2008 (12:04 pm)

    MargL, in the email they sent us at work about this, they said we were to Drop under the desk, Cover our head and neck with one arm and Hold the leg of the desk with the other hand. Of course, all our desks are built right into the cubicle walls and there’s no “leg” to hold onto, not to mention that there’s no room for me to get my ample butt under there anyway. :)

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