The annual Shake Out earthquake drill is coming soon! Watch your door for a flier, or pick up info at the Activity Center. Don’t be Scared! Be Prepared!

On Thursday, September 14, at 6:14 p.m., Charbonneau will conduct its annual SHAKE OUT drill. This is an opportunity to practice how to protect yourself and those you are responsible for during a big earthquake. It has also been organized to encourage you to review and update your emergency preparedness plans and supplies and to prepare your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.

REMEMBER: Ground shaking during an earthquake is seldom the cause of injury. Most earthquake-related injuries and deaths are caused by collapsing walls and roofs, flying glass, and falling objects. It is extremely important for a person to move as little as possible to reach the place of safety he or she has identified because most injuries occur when people try to move more than a short distance during the shaking.

Your first help will come from the people living around you. In an actual emergency, your HOA Captains will be communicating with an Incident Command Center the outside world via ham radio and Satellite phone and will be in contact with our medically trained residents (MTRs). Shake Out is a vital practice drill for all of us!