This Is A Drill, Only A Drill


Thousands of people in Oregon will “Drop, Cover, and Hold on” at 10:16 AM on Thursday, October 16 for the Great Oregon ShakeOut.  Will you be one of the residents to participate in this drill?  Pete Steen, local Cape Meares coordinator for emergency preparedness activities, hopes you will.

After the Great Oregon ShakeOut in 2013, Mr. Steen composed a scenario of what his day might have been like if the drill had been “real.”  He has submitted the document for review here and wishes to encourage others in the community who participate in the ShakeOut to write about their experiences and share these experiences with him. He would like you to use your imagination to think what your experience would really be like, depending where you are on 10/16 at 10:16 AM.  His email address is <>.

Participating in this drill is a good way to determine your readiness level for a major earthquake and a tsunami.  You are encouraged to review and update plans and supplies for a major disaster.

Click on the link below to access the PDF that Mr. Steen wrote in 2013.