Are you ready!?! ShakeOut BC

(Update)  The management of team of the UBC Aquatic Centre would like to acknowledge and thank the swimmers, visitors and staff who participated in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut at the UBC Aquatic Centre this morning.  Whereas we appreciate that the interruption was an interruption and possible inconvenience from your planned activities, we do strongly believe that these types of real-time rehearsal exercises are amongst the best ways to review and test our operational procedures. Thank you.

(Original post) To help the campus community prepare for an earthquake, UBC participates in the province-wide ShakeOut BC earthquake preparedness exercise.

Each year in October, practice DROPCOVER, and HOLD ON, the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.  This year’s activity is being hosted across British Columbia on Thursday October 19th at 10:19am.

  • DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
  • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
  • HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.

ShakeOut BC is your opportunity to practice how to protect yourself during earthquakes.