The Great Washington Shake Out is a one minute drill to practice how to protect ourselves during an earthquake and how to get prepared. The exercise marks the anniversary of the great Cascadia Subduction Zone quake that hit the Northwest in 1700. Scientists believe the Northwest is primed for a large scale earthquake and the region should begin preparing for such an event. It's not too late to participate.
There is still time to register and join almost 1 million Washingtonians, our partners in Oregon, and many more around the U.S. and the world. There are also several other ways you can get involved not only as an individual, but as a business, school, faith-based organization, and community groups.
There are plenty of reasons of WHY you should participate in the Great Washingtion ShakeOut but a chance to win a $10,000 home earthquake retrofit is a great added incentive.