Guam - Drop, cover and hold! The fourth year running and the Great
Shakeout Earthquake drill was a success, teaching our islands residents and
youth what to do when the earth starts to shake, rattle, and roll. One student
said, "It's important to do drills like this because when the real thing
actually happens you know what to do."
Earthquakes occur without warning and may be so violent that you
may not be able to run or crawl your best plan of action is to immediately drop
to the ground, take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table and hold on
to it until the shaking stops.
Remembering these three key steps will help protect yourself and
reduce the chances of injury.