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“The Great ShakeOut” Hits Oct. 18

Published: October 15, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 18, CSULB will participate in the California “Great ShakeOut” during the campus’ bi-annual building evacuation drill, which will last from approximately 10:18 to 10:33 a.m. The university fire alarms will sound to announce the beginning of the drill. All members of the campus community are asked to to drop, cover and hold on as if a major earthquake were occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least 60 seconds. There will be no freeway closures, power outages, or other simulated effects of this hypothetical earthquake.

After the drop, cover and hold-on drill, buildings will be evacuated until cleared to return to by building marshals, authorized personnel or until 10:33 a.m.

Visit the website for more information on the ShakeOut.

In addition, the campus will conduct a test of its Emergency Notification System, so take a moment to make sure your contact information is accurate on the MyCSULB website. Check the Emergency Notification System website for more information. For assistance in updating your contact information, visit the Technology Help Desk website or call 562/985-4959.

The drop, cover and hold-on exercise is voluntary. However, all members of the campus community are encouraged to participate. The main goal of the Great ShakeOut is to get Californians prepared for major earthquakes, so the exercise is an opportunity to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.

Shake Out CA 2012 Poster

Visit the Earthquake Country website for tips on how to prepare, protect and recover.