Earthquake Preparedness: 2017 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

Do you know what to do if an earthquake hits? Visit the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety and use the Earthquakes section of the AVMA's Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide to make sure you, your family, your practice, and your clients are prepared. Include your patients as well as your own animals in your emergency plans.

Shake Out Don't Freak Out The 2017 Great Central U.S. Shakeout, a voluntary nationwide earthquake drill, will be held at 10:19 a.m. on October 19, 2017, to teach Americans what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.

The AVMA has registered to participate in the ShakeOut, and you can too at

What can you do for the ShakeOut? To get some ideas or build upon the ones you already have, visit

Visit the Shakeout website for more information about the 2017 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, including frequently asked questions.

Additional disaster preparedness resources: