Get ready to "drop, cover and hold." Emergency planners in our state are asking people to just that for about a minute at 10:18 Thursday morning.
It's all for the 10-18 Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.
ShakeOut asks that wherever you are at that moment on Thursday at 10:18 a.m. - either at home, at work, at school, anywhere - you should drop, cover and hold on as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least 60 seconds.
Schools and other agencies are currently registering online to take part in the drill. Organizers expect more than 700,000 people will participate.
Climbing under a desk and holding on is good practice for a quake. The group says the event is also an opportunity to learn about earthquake dangers and available resources.
To learn more, visit their website.