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UW Emergency Management

July 27, 2017

Great UW ShakeOut 2017 is coming

The Great UW ShakeOut will be on October 19th this year, at promptly (you guessed it) 10:19am!

A few early FAQs
  • Do I need to register my department/school/building on the official ShakeOut Washington page?
    • UWEM has registered the entire UW Seattle campus as participating in the 2017 Great ShakeOut.
  • Do I need to register at all?
Need more background?

The Great ShakeOut is a world-wide program that encourages people to practice what they should do in an earthquake – DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON! The official program’s lowest denominator is state level, meaning the Great Washington ShakeOut is our official sponsor. The Great UW ShakeOut, however, is the next iteration of the program provided by yours truly at UWEM!

Keep an eye out in the coming months for more information on the Great UW ShakeOut, and for a multitude of earthquake preparedness tips. If you have additional questions in the meantime, please do reach out to disaster@uw.edu!