Participate in Thursday’s Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
It’s time to “Drop, Cover and Hold On!” The American Red Cross encourages people to register and participate in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on October 16 at 10:16 a.m. local time. More than 20 million participants worldwide have already registered to take part in this preparedness drill. Visit ShakeOut.org to register and access more information and resources.
Get Started: Download the Red Cross Earthquake App
The free Red Cross Earthquake App for iPhone and Android mobile devices gives users instant access to local and real-time information in order to help them make crucial decisions. People can view the app in English or Spanish.
Features of the app include:
The Earthquake App can be found in your app store or at redcross.org/mobileapps.
Review the Basics: Earthquake Safety Tips
The Red Cross has several tips to help people learn what to do before, during and after an earthquake.
If someone is in inside when the shaking starts:
If someone is outside when the shaking starts:
Learn more about earthquake preparedness and safety.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.