The Great California Shakeout is a statewide earthquake drill held annually every year to help prepare people to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes. The event is an opportunity for the community, schools and organizations to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, as well as secure space in order to prevent damage and injuries. In the Adelanto Elementary School District, all of our schools and students participated in the Great California Shakeout drills. Our school district staff did a great job of teaching students emergency preparedness procedures including the “drop, cover, and hold on” routine.
For more information regarding The Great California ShakeOut, visit the Southern California Earthquake Center’s webpage at: http://shakeout.org/california/.