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Today: Great ShakeOut earthquake drill

If you see someone drop to the floor at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, don't be alarmed. It's just an earthquake drill.

In time for the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, a statewide preparedness drill called the Great California ShakeOut is being held. People are encouraged to "drop, cover and hold on" at 10:15 a.m. as if it was a real earthquake.

The towns of Portola Valley and Woodside, the Woodside Fire Protection District and CERPP, the Citizen Emergency Response and Preparedness Program, are participating in the event by activating the CERPP radio network for check-ins with the Town Emergency Operations Centers.

For more information about the Great California ShakeOut, go to www.shakeout.org.

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Today: Great ShakeOut earthquake drill

Uploaded: Wed, Oct 14, 2009, 12:17 am
Updated: Thu, Oct 15, 2009, 7:51 am

If you see someone drop to the floor at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, don't be alarmed. It's just an earthquake drill.

In time for the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, a statewide preparedness drill called the Great California ShakeOut is being held. People are encouraged to "drop, cover and hold on" at 10:15 a.m. as if it was a real earthquake.

The towns of Portola Valley and Woodside, the Woodside Fire Protection District and CERPP, the Citizen Emergency Response and Preparedness Program, are participating in the event by activating the CERPP radio network for check-ins with the Town Emergency Operations Centers.

For more information about the Great California ShakeOut, go to www.shakeout.org.

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