Southland Residents To Participate In ‘California Great ShakeOut’ Drill

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Millions of Southland residents, along with others around the world, are expected to “drop, cover and hold on” Thursday during an annual earthquake preparedness drill aimed at ensuring people are ready for the “big one.”

More than 3.5 million people in Los Angeles County have registered to take part in the “Great California ShakeOut,” which is scheduled for 10:20 a.m., officials said.

About 10.6 million people have registered to take part in the drill statewide, including nearly 1 million in Orange County.

During the drill, participants will drop to the ground, take cover underneath a desk, table or other sturdy surface, and hold on for 60 seconds as if a major earthquake were occurring.

Participants will also look around during the drill and envision what objects might be falling, what damage could be occurring and if there is a way to escape the area afterward.

Read more at CBSLA.com.

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