Earthquake Preparedness

​ Prepare for an Earthquake
The Great California ShakeOut!
CalOES joins the Earthquake Country Alliance in organizing California's annual earthquake drill.
The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes, and to get better prepared. Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on 10/16 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.  Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes - wherever you like, work, or travel.  Join us!
To register, please click on "Shakeout"



Preparedness Tip Sheets

Additional Information

 The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are pleased  
 to announce that the following compilations of FEMA earthquake publications are available, at no cost, 
 from the Publications Warehouse.

  Earthquake Publications for Teachers and Kids, FEMA P-710CD


 Educational resources (posters, teacher packages, a storybook for children, hands-on activities, and 
 guidance) for teachers, students, and child care providers.

  Earthquake Publications for Individuals and Homeowners


 Resources (guides and safety checklists) to help individuals, families, and homeowners prepare for an   
 earthquake and prevent earthquake damage to their homes.
 Resources for local planners, policy makers, and advocates interested in reducing the risks posed by 
 seismic hazards to their communities.