Drop, Cover, Hold On: Earthquake drill coming

Great Shakeout set for Oct. 15

Elementary students practice their "Drop, Cover and Hold On" technique as part of an earthquake drill entitled the Great California Shake Out Drill Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Elementary students practice their "Drop, Cover and Hold On" technique as part of an earthquake drill entitled the Great California Shake Out Drill Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Big Joe Turner wanted everybody to Shake, Rattle and Roll. Oregon wants you to Drop, Cover and Hold On.

The Great Shakeout earthquake drill is set for October 15, and people around the state are asked to take part in “the world’s largest Drop, Cover and Hold On!” drill.

To date, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management said, more than 385,000 residents have already registered.

“Oregonians should strive to be self-sufficient for at least two weeks after a major earthquake,” said Oregon Office of Emergency Management Geologic Hazard Coordinator Althea Rizzo in a statement.

The hashtag #ORShakeOut is being used for the event, and a Twitter char is set for 11 a.m. Sept. 30. To register for the event, go to Shakeout.org/Oregon

For more information, check out Quake Week on KOIN.com

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