Great Shakeout

Don’t freak out! Shake Out.

HENDERSON NEV. (GVTV NEWS)- When an earthquake strikes what would you do? Nevada is actually considered to be a higher risk compared to other places in the U.S. The great shakeout is an annual opportunity to practice earthquake safety! It is taking place today at 9:30 during third period, so be prepared to stop, drop, cover and hold on!

Drop where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to a shelter if nearby.


Cover your head and neck with one arm and hand. If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter. If not, crawl next to an interior wall and away from windows. Stay on your knees, bending over to protect vital organs.


Hold on until the shaking stops. If you are under shelter, hold on to it with one hand. Ensure you are ready to move with your shelter if it shifts.

Students and staff in wheelchairs should lock the wheels and bend forward in the chair
covering their heads.

1. Move away from trees, buildings, signs, electrical lines, or poles.
2. Drop and Cover. Stay on your knees, bending over, and hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands to protect your vital organs.

After a minor earthquake
Inspect the classroom for any damage to the walls or ceiling, look for cracks which run the length of the ceiling then continue down the wall (vertically).
If cracks are found, evacuate your room and contact the main office.

After a major earthquake
Evacuate. Be prepared for aftershocks. We will NOT evacuate for today’s drill.
*Remember that it may be necessary to take independent action during a real emergency.