earthquake drill!

October 23, 2010

Thursday Canada College participate in the Great California Shakeout! The shakeout involved two earthquake drills, one at 10:21 am, and one at 8:21 pm. As I attend school from 9 am – 9:30 pm, I got to be there for both.

I was born and raised in California, and while I know that an earthquake can be catastrophic, most of the time there actually unnoticeable. Don’t believe me? Check out how many earthquakes happen a day in Northern California and Southern California (via the twitter quakebots). The thing I remember most distinctly about kindergarten and first grade (in Northern California) were the earthquake drills. An alarm goes off, you move away from windows, duck under your table (while giggling) curl into a ball on your knees and protect your face and neck with your hands. Cleverly enough they called it a “Duck and cover!” drill. Now you are encouraged to “Drop! Cover! and Hold On!”

So at 8:21 pm, while giggling under the table, I took a picture of Elizabeth and I under the table. Our “Cover!” technique could use some work.

By levanah