California’s Great Shakeout drill on October 16, 2014

Posted: October 16, 2014

In our ongoing efforts to prepare our campus community for response to a major disaster or emergency, Scripps along with some of The Claremont Colleges is participating again in the annual statewide “earthquake” exercise on Thursday, October 16th.

This year we will be asking the Scripps community to drop, cover, and hold on. You will be notified through the emergency broadcast speakers (for those that are outdoors) and by our mass notification system Connect-ED that sends email, text, and phone messages. If you have signed up with Connect-ED and do not receive a message, please contact

For purposes of this drill, assume that this is a major earthquake after you receive or hear the announcement that the drill has began and follow the actions below:

“drop, cover and hold on” for one minute (after one minute, assume that the shaking has stopped)

While still under the table or wherever you are, look around and imagine what would happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you or others? What would be damaged? What would life be like after?

For this drill, no evacuation is necessary.

For basic guidelines for certain Scripps College campus emergencies please watch a brief video:

For additional information visit here. To watch short emergency preparedness videos visit:


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