October 21st is the Great Montana ShakeOut, and everyone is encouraged to participate. The simple act of Drop, Cover, Hold on can make all the difference during an earthquake. We are encouraging our entire community to take a couple minutes and practice this on the 21st, and asking our partners in the media to help us get the word out.
General information on the Great Montana ShakeOut can be obtained at http://www.shakeout.org/montana/. This includes the overview and numerous participant guides to cover a wide range of participants from families and schools to businesses.
Multimedia material for media outlets is also available at http://www.shakeout.org/montana/drill/broadcast/.
Please take a look and see how your agency can help support this program in our community. Any questions can be directed to Gallatin County Emergency Management at (406) 582-2350.