Your instructions are simple: Drop. Cover. Hold On.
From the Great Shakeout website, but edited to my taste:
- Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk, and Hold On to it as if a major earthquake were happening (stay down for at least 60 seconds). Practice now so you will immediately protect yourself during earthquakes!
- While still under the table, or wherever you are, look around and imagine what would happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you or others?
- A great extra step is to practice how to communicate with family, friends, and co-workers. Texts go through more quickly and do not overload the system, which is being used by people with dire medical emergencies and by first responders.