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Emergency Management Emergency Preparedness Earthquakes
Earthquakes

ShakeOut

On October 18, 2018 at 10:18 a.m., join the City of Beverly Hills by participating in the annual Great ShakeOut drill! The Great ShakeOut is an earthquake preparedness drill that teaches participants to practice proper earthquake safety behavior (DROP, COVER and HOLD). On this date and time, participants from the City, County, and entire state of California will stop what they are doing and will react as if an earthquake has occurred; participants will drop to the ground, take cover under something sturdy, and hold on.

 We all must become better prepared for major earthquakes, and also practice how to protect ourselves when they occur. The purpose of the earthquake drill is to help people and organizations do both. Compared to the rest of the country, California is considered to be at a high earthquake risk. As with anything, to react quickly and correctly you must practice often. We may only have seconds to protect ourselves before strong shaking knocks us down or causes severe building damage. The idea is, if we practice now, then when an earthquake actually occurs, we will take the correct action by automatically dropping to the ground, taking cover, and holding on. 

 Sign up to participate today by visiting https://www.shakeout.org/ . If you have questions regarding the ShakeOut or would like additional emergency preparedness information, contact the City’s Emergency Management program at (310) 285-1021 or visit www.beverlyhills.org/emergencymanagement .

 

 

Because of the prevalence of earthquake faults in the region, the City of Beverly Hills is always implementing proactive mitigation measures. For example, since 2014, all new commercial and multi-family construction must include a seismic study to determine if faults lie underneath the property.

Community members need to always be prepared for an earthquake or other emergency by obtaining supplies, creating an emergency plan and staying informed. For information on how to prepare for an emergency, go to http://www.beverlyhills.org/emergencypreparedness.

 

Here is some additional information about preparing for and recovering from a disaster:

Los Angeles County Before, During and After an earthquake http://fire.lacounty.gov/safetypreparedness/safetyprepearthquake.asp

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety https://local.nixle.com/alert/4868470/

Los Angeles County Before, During and After an earthquake http://fire.lacounty.gov/safetypreparedness/safetyprepearthquake.asp

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety https://local.nixle.com/alert/4868470/