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October 20, 2016 Meeting


October 20, 2016 at 3:20 AM


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The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) took part in the annual Great California ShakeOut drill on Oct. 20, alongside more than 10.6 million Californians

CEA took part in the annual Great California ShakeOut drill on Oct. 20, alongside more than 10.6 million Californians, practicing how to drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.

CEA representatives attended an earthquake preparedness drill and media event at Dearborn Elementary School in the Northridge area of Los Angeles. Organized by MySafe:LA, the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Earthquake Country Alliance, the event was designed to prepare first responders, students, teachers and community members for an earthquake.

In the early-morning hours before the drill at the school began, CEA and other organizations talked with members of the media and provided expert information about earthquakes. Reporters were invited to experience an earthquake simulator, see visual presentations related to the "Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety," and attend classroom demonstrations and a press conference.

At CEA headquarters in Sacramento, the ShakeOut drill was played aloud, and staff participated at their desks and in conference rooms. Some teams took pictures of themselves doing the drill. These and other photos from the day's activities were shared on CEA's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

CEO Glenn Pomeroy was attending a CEA symposium in San Diego on the same day, focusing on streamlining how residential earthquake policies are processed. At the time of the ShakeOut drill, Pomeroy led symposium attendees—business leaders, staff from CEA, and representatives of CEA's participating insurance companies—through the ShakeOut drill.  

The annual ShakeOut event is an opportunity for people all over the world to learn how to prepare to survive and recover from earthquakes. Nearly 55 million people participated in ShakeOut globally this year. Learn more at ShakeOut.org.

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