Drop, Cover and Hold On For the Great “California Shakeout” Drill


HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) – Drop, cover and hold on! These are the three crucial steps you should take in the event of an earthquake the great California shakeout drill was held at Woodley Island on October 21st following FEMA’s ‘National Preparedness Month’ in September.  

Individuals and communities around Humboldt County and the surrounding regions participated in the great “California Shakeout” drill. 

It is important to follow the three main safety tips to keep you as safe as possible if an event like this should occur.  

While some areas of California are more likely to have earthquakes than others, all of California is at higher risk compared to the rest of the country. 

You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes; at home, or work or you’re at school, so it is crucial that you always be prepared.  

Be prepared anytime, anywhere by signing up for emergency alerts at Humboldt.gov/alerts. 

This is an opt in system, so if you did not receive an alert today at 10:21 a-m, you should go back online and check to see if you are registered and have the correct information programmed into your phone.  

For more information go to the website at Humboldt.gov/alerts.