Great ShakeOut 2022

Great ShakeOut 2022

By: Christen Bourgeois Date: October 20th, 2022

Originally published by UW Alert Blog

The Great Washington ShaKeOut, DROP! COVER! HOLD ON!

October 20, 2022

Today, millions of individuals around the world participated in Great ShakeOut 2022, an international earthquake drill.

In observance, the UW Alert notification system was tested across UW campuses. A test UW Alert message was sent via email and text, and posted to the UW Alert Twitter feed and Facebook page, directing UW faculty, staff, students and other recipients to information on how to prepare for earthquakes. Participation in the drill included conducting a Drop, Cover, Hold On drill.

Below are helpful tips from UW Emergency Management to prepare yourself, workplace, and home for an earthquake:

To learn more about how to prepare for an earthquake, check out UW Emergency Management’s earthquake drill information.

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