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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1133 AM PDT MON OCT 18 2021

...THE GREAT OREGON AND WASHINGTON SHAKEOUT 
THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 2021...

ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 AT 1021 AM PDT, NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES IN PORTLAND, PENDLETON, MEDFORD, BOISE,
SEATTLE AND SPOKANE, WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE GREAT SHAKEOUT 
EARTHQUAKE DRILL WITH STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 
OFFICIALS AS PART OF A GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS EFFORT.  

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE WILL PRACTICE HOW TO DROP, COVER 
AND HOLD ON, AT OR AROUND 1021 AM PDT ON OCTOBER 21ST DURING THE 
GREAT OREGON AND WASHINGTON SHAKEOUT. OREGONIANS AND WASHINGTONIANS
ALIKE CAN JOIN THEM BY REGISTERING FOR THE 2021 GREAT SHAKEOUT. 
PARTICIPATION IS A GREAT WAY FOR YOUR FAMILY OR ORGANIZATION TO BE 
BETTER PREPARED TO SURVIVE AND RECOVER QUICKLY FROM BIG EARTHQUAKES. 
PRE-REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SHAKEOUT.ORG/OREGON

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES ACROSS OREGON AND WASHINGTON WILL 
DISSEMINATE A REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST (RMT) MESSAGE VIA THE 24 NOAA 
WEATHER RADIO STATIONS IN OREGON AND 22 IN WASHINGTON, TO ACTIVATE 
THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS) AND HELP KICKOFF THE GREAT SHAKEOUT
DRILL. BROADCASTERS WILL CARRY THE EAS MESSAGE TO HELP REACH MORE 
OF THE CITIZENS, ALONG WITH THOSE WHO HAVE ALL-HAZARD WEATHER RADIO 
RECEIVERS.

IN COASTAL AREAS, THE GREAT SHAKEOUT EARTHQUAKE DRILL IS A GREAT 
TIME TO REVIEW YOUR TSUNAMI EVACUATION ROUTES AND SAFETY PLAN AS 
SHAKING NEAR THE COAST CAN RESULT IN A TSUNAMI.

PREPAREDNESS EXPERTS ENCOURAGE YOU TO PARTICIPATE. THERE ARE
AUDIO RECORDINGS YOU CAN USE TO MAKE THE EXPERIENCE MORE REALISTIC:
HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/__X_LKPVS2A (ENGLISH)
HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/GQ_DJIECFRE (SPANISH)

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT NWS PENDLETON
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST MARC AUSTIN BY EMAIL AT 
MARCUS.AUSTIN@NOAA.GOV.

#SHAKEOUT

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