September Is National Preparedness Month;
ShakeOut is 10/15 at 10:15 am

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008. It's part of America's PrepareAthon, a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience.

This is a good opportunity to prepare for other hazards, too. You may just need to slightly modify your emergency preparedness kits and plans for other disasters like winter storms, floods or wildfires. Or, now's the time to get prepared.

Be Prepared All Year Long

Below, you will find many resources around National Preparedness Month to get you started or to improve your current level of earthquake safety.

California ShakeOut Update

8.8 million participants have registered so far. You can, too.

ShakeOut Tip

Commit to sharing this new video demonstrating how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”. Share it with at least five different people you know!

National Preparedness Month

This September, make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. Everyone can participate in America's PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30.

2015 Weekly Hazard Focused Themes

2015 Weekly Hazard Focused Themes
Week 1: September 1-5th, Flood
Week 2: September 6-12th, Wildfire
Week 3: September 13-19th, Hurricane
Week 4: September 20-26th, Power Outage
Week 5: September 27-30th, Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day (September 30th)

Key Resources

ShakeOut Is Just Around The Corner!

Everything you do this month can help your ShakeOut plans! Take a moment to update them now, if you have not already.

Remember, ShakeOut is 10/15 at 10:15 a.m., but you can participate any day of the year. Practice makes perfect!

Corrin Blogs Insurance

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Be Prepared for the Next Quake

Let Trowbridge Insurance help you protect your family & business with appropriate affordable Earthquake Insurance. Be sure you also visit the Earthquake Supply Center, your one-stop source for disaster relief supplies.

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