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City Joins Statewide Earthquake Preparedness Drill

Post Date:10/09/2017 10:12 AM

The City of Santa Clarita will Drop, Cover and Hold On as part of The Great California ShakeOut at 10:19 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at all three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library.  

The Great California ShakeOut is a statewide earthquake drill held annually to help prepare people to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes. The event is an opportunity for the community, schools and organizations to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies. 

“California is prone to earthquakes given that we have earthquake hazards throughout our state, from the southern San Andreas Fault to the northern Cascadia Subduction Zone,” said Mayor Cameron Smyth. “The ShakeOut drill is a perfect opportunity to prepare an emergency recovery plan with family members, coworkers and schoolmates.”

Registration for The Great California ShakeOut is available online. Patrons at the Santa Clarita Public Library branches on October 19, 2017 will have the opportunity to participate in the drill at 10:19 a.m.

For more information about The Great California ShakeOut or to register, please visit

For more information on how you can participate with the City of Santa Clarita, please contact Santa Clarita Emergency Services Supervisor Donna Nuzzi at (661) 286-4093 or    

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