Shake it out, shake it out on October 17.
Not on the dance floor though. Emergency management officials want Fairfax County residents to take part in the Southest ShakeOut earthquake drill (though you could have a dance party after a safety drill. No one says that’s not allowed).“By signing up for the ShakeOut, you can learn about earthquake safet and also join in the largest simultaneous earthquake drill ever held,” reads the announcement from Fairfax County’s emergency management office.
The drill is at 10:17 a.m. “wherever you are–home, school, work,” the announcement continues.
Officials also gave the following quick tips on surviving an earthquake:
Drop to the ground (before the earthquake drops you)
Take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
Hold on to it until the shaking stops
They also say that contrary to popular belief, you should not get in a doorway.
“In modern houses and buildings, doorways are no safer, and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects,” according to the ShakeOut website.