On Thursday morning, residents all across Washington will Drop, Cover and Hold On at 10:17 am. The drill is part of the second Great Washington Shake Out to better prepare our state to respond to an earthquake.
In 2012, over 710,000 people across the state participated in the Great Washington Shake Out, and this year over 850,000 people have registered. At 10:17 those people will practice the current procedure in case of an earthquake the Drop, Cover and Hold On. Participants are asked to stop what they're doing, drop to the floor, take cover under a table or another sturdy structure and hold on to it.