To: All USC Students
From: Student Affairs
Date: October 16, 2017
Subject: Earthquake Preparedness & Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill 2017
Every region around the world is susceptible to natural disasters. Earthquakes are one of the biggest concerns we have in California and knowing what to do and taking steps to prepare is important for everyone. The University of Southern California is pleased to participate in the 10th annual Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday October 19, 2017 at 10:19am. (www.shakeout.org/California)
Whether you are in class on 10/19 at 10:19am or in a lab, residence hall, or apartment, you are encouraged to practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” In an earthquake, the main hazard will be objects falling such as bookcases, light fixtures, equipment, or other heavy items. The safest action to take during the earthquake is to drop down, get under a desk or table, and hold on until the earthquake stops. Do not panic and run. To learn more about procedures for earthquakes and other types of emergencies, please watch the USC Emergency Procedures Video at https://usc.edu/emergencyvideos
All students are also encouraged to:
- Use social media to update family about your status following an earthquake if you are not able to make a phone call.
- Download LiveSafe, the USC Mobil Safety App from Google Play or the Apple App store. Visit https://www.usc.edu/mobilesafety for more information.
- For information on how individuals with mobility limitations, disabilities and other access/functional needs can protect themselves during an earthquake visit:http://www.earthquakecountry.org/library/ShakeOut_Earthquake_Guide_Disabilities_AFN.pdf
To learn more about emergency preparedness at USC, please visit https://safety.usc.edu/emergency-preparedness/
Thank you and Fight On!