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Campus emergency communications, including the SDSU Alert text messaging system, campus email and social media, will be tested. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker Jr.) Campus emergency communications, including the SDSU Alert text messaging system, campus email and social media, will be tested. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker Jr.)
 


Great California Shakeout Drill

SDSU will test its emergency communications during the statewide event on Oct. 20.
By SDSU News Team
 

On Thursday, Oct. 20, San Diego State University is encouraging the campus community to take part in the Great California Shakeout, where participants can learn about how to protect themselves during an earthquake.

There are a variety of ways to participate:
  • Review Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety with students and staff
  • Remove or secure items from offices or classrooms that might fall and injure someone
  • Develop or review department emergency plans and business continuity plans
  • Check emergency supplies to make sure they are accessible and functional
  • Register to receive SDSU Alert in the event of an emergency
Being prepared is the best way to ensure safety in case of an earthquake.

Additional information about the Oct. 20 Shakeout may be found on the SDSU Emergency Preparedness website.

Emergency communications

During the shakeout, which begins at 10:20 a.m., the SDSU campus will not be holding official "drop, cover and hold" drills and no buildings will be evacuated. However, campus emergency communications will be tested, including the SDSU Alert text messaging system, campus email, the SDSU Homepage, Facebook and Twitter.