Get Ready for the “Great California ShakeOut”

Get Ready for the “Great California ShakeOut”

San Bernardino – This year the inland region has experienced its share of earthquakes, but experts warn the long anticipated “big one” is yet to come. 

To help prepare for this eventuality on Thursday, October 17, 2019 California will hold the fifth annual statewide “Great California ShakeOut.”

In advance of this statewide event on Sunday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the San Bernardino County Museum prepare inland residents by holding a “Drop, Cover, and Hold on,” exercise.

The event will feature the San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services earthquake simulator, so visitors can experience the strength of an earthquake. Emergency preparedness demos will be given throughout the afternoon.

Participating partners include San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services, Redlands Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and Red Cross of San Bernardino. LifeStream of San Bernardino will be accepting blood donations. Participants will also get to experiment with tabletop demonstrations about the science of earthquakes and test their knowledge by making their own fault art with clay.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands.

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