Thursday, October 21, 2010

California Shakeout Earthquake Drill

Citywide Sirens to Sound as Part of the Great California Shakeout Earthquake Drill
The City’s Outdoor Public Warning System Sirens will be activated as part of the Great California ShakeOut – the statewide Drop, Cover and Hold On earthquake drill – on October 21 at 10:21 am.  The sirens will sound, followed by a voice message indicating that it is a test.  This is the second year the City is utilizing the system for the ShakeOut drill.

San Francisco residents and visitors should not be alarmed by the fact that the sirens are sounding at a time other than the regular Tuesday noon weekly test.

When: Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:21 am

Where: 104 locations citywide

The City is participating in the third annual Great California ShakeOut, the statewide earthquake drill.  To date, more than 348,000 people in San Francisco have registered to participate in the drill, and more than 7.8 million have registered statewide.  Schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies and individuals are encouraged to increase their level of emergency preparedness by registering for the drill.  For more information, please go to      
Please notify your collegues of this drill and forward this information on as appropriate.