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Posted on: October 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] The Great Oregon ShakeOut


At 10:17 a.m. on October 17, 2019, thousands of Oregonians will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great Oregon ShakeOut, the state’s largest earthquake drill ever! All individuals and families are encouraged to participate, either on their own or as part of a larger group.

Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your organization, and your community.

Did you know? 

NVS TsunamiYou can use the NVS Tsunami Map app to see your nearest evacuation route and assembly areas? Download the app for your mobile device by searching “NVS Tsunami Evacuation” (Nanoos) in your app store.

Why is a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill important?

To respond quickly, you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you.

Millions of people worldwide have participated in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills since 2008. The Great Oregon ShakeOut is held on the third Thursday of October each year.

Everyone can participate! Individuals, families, businesses, schools, colleges, government agencies and organizations are all invited to register.

See the Oregon ShakeOut  website for more information.

Lincoln County Emergency Management reminds you to sign up for alerts.


There are three ways to receive Lincoln County alerts:

OPTION 1 - Residential and business landline numbers are automatically included in the emergency contact list - NO ACTION NEEDED.

OPTION 2 - Sign-up each person in your household to receive alerts to your mobile phone, mobile text, e-mail, fax and mobile app.

OPTION 3 - Anyone can sign up to receive community information via text from City, Tribal and County Officials by texting any or all of the keywords below and/or your zip code to '888777'.

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