Notations From the Social Grid (Weekly Edition): An Opportunity To Make a Difference Here in California

Registration is now open for the 2022 Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill! International ShakeOut Day is October 20 this year, however, you can hold your drill on any day of the year.

Be registering now as a household, school, or organization, you will help inspire millions more people worldwide to practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On or other protective actions (see image below), and to become better prepared to survive and recover!  

Community groups can also participate in ShakeOut, and work together year-round to improve their resilience. See the announcement below for a webinar May 17 @ 3pm for a great example from the Coachella Valley!

Illustration of presenter introducing the Community Engagement Webinar #5, the CVDPN logo, and a picture of CVDPN president, Carla Sullivan-Dilley.
Join the Earthquake Country Alliance tomorrow, from 3 to 4pm PT, for the fifth Community Engagement Webinar. This time we feature the Coachella Valley Disaster Preparedness Network, (CVDPN), an NGO non-profit aimed to train, educate and network all people of the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs and nearby cities) on individual and community preparedness. Register at:

You Can ShakeOut
When and How You Want!

While many drills in 2020 and 2021 were held virtually, here are considerations for 2022:

• Will your drill be in-person, remote, or both?

• Will everyone drill at the same time, or on multiple dates?

• Are there local health and safety guidelines to consider?

Learn more about these options, and download ShakeOut drill leader presentations, at

And, there is always more you can do ahead of ShakeOut. When was the last time you checked on your disaster supplies? Have you “Secured Your Space” to prevent damage and injury? What changes are there to your emergency plans and contacts? Use the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety as a guide from now until October!


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