What do you do if a mega earthquake happens and you are at the beach? Run for the hills, right?! Knowing what to do, and actually doing it are two separate things, and that's why practice is so important. During the International ShakeOut! exercise on Thursday, Oct 19th, 2023, I participated in a tsunami drill with the South Tillamook County CERT team. I met new people and learned the routes to two tsunami assembly areas in Neskowin, Oregon. If you spend time at the beach, consider walking the evacuation routes as a practice; note how much time it takes you to vigorously walk to high ground.
When at the beach, practice walking to your Tsunami Assembly Area.
ShakeOut! Oct 19, 2023! This year's International ShakeOut Day is October 19, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake drills at work, school, or home! Join millions of people across the world practicing earthquake safety. For more information, check out www.shakeout.org. Not sure what to do during an earthquake? Check out the videos at Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. The videos include information on what to do during an earthquake to protect yourself if: