4th Annual Statewide Earthquake Drill: ShakeOut

October 18th at 10:18 am marked the 4th annual ShakeOut, California’s statewide drop, cover and hold on earthquake drill. The purpose of the ShakeOut drill is practice and preparation: knowing what to do before, during and after an earthquake and preparing our homes, workplaces and schools for any type of an emergency.  This year, the City and County of San Francisco had more than 328,000 registered participants.  

We also expanded our outreach to promote ShakeOut through a variety of strategies, including conducting a week-long radio campaign on KISQ, KMEL, and KYDL. DEM also engaged many organizations to hang ShakeOut posters

The organizations that posted information about ShakeOut included:

  • SF General Hospital
  • Mayor’ Office of Housing
  • SF Recreation and Park Department
  • SF Dept. of Public Health
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • SFUSD – Aptos Middle School
  • Monroe Elementary School
  • Longfellows Elementary School
  • SFUSD – Admin Building
  • Everett Middle School
  • Burton High School
  • SFUSD Information Technology Department
  • Glen Park Elementary School
  • SF Public Library
  • Ashbury Street HOA
  • Academy of Art University
  • Citizen Corps Council (various organizations – NERT, Salvation Army, SAFE)
  • Charles Schwab (3 corporate buildings)
  • Walgreens (citywide – 70 locations)
  • Cole Hardware (3 locations)
  • San Francisco Sport and Spinal (Battery St.)
  • Whole Foods Haight
  • Trader Joe’s North Beach
  • Fiat Lux
  • Zeitgeist
  • Muddy Waters (2 locations)
  • Mission Creek Café
  • Ritual Coffee Brewers
This is a very cool infographic showing how many in the City and County of San Francisco registered for ShakeOut compared to how many voted. Wow! [A special note of thanks to DEM’s Mitigation Planner, Kay Vasilyeva for creating this!]

About sfdemkristin

A strong believer that we are more prepared than we think, Kristin advocates it is not a looming disaster that inspires us to prepare, but rather the peace of mind that comes from having taken a few simple steps in advance of an emergency to take care of our loved ones. Kristin can be found on Twitter @kristinlhogan.

Posted on November 26, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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