PHOTO RELEASE: 2018 GREAT OREGON SHAKEOUT, OREGON’S LARGEST EVER QUAKE DRILL!

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management would like to thank local, tribal, state, federal, media, private and non-profit partners for helping to make this year’s Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake drill a success. The most ever, 672,623, Oregonians participated in this year’s drill!

Rigler Elementary School in Portland was one of many schools in Oregon that learned about earthquakes and what to do during a quake. With help from their teachers, students throughout the state “Dropped, Covered, and Held On!” during the nation’s largest earthquake drill, “The Great ShakeOut” yesterday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m.

“As we build a culture of preparedness within our youth it’s going to benefit Oregonians for decades to come,” said Oregon Office of Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

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A student at Rigler Elementary School in Portland, Ore., conducts a media interview after participating in the Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake drill, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. This year’s drill was the largest ever with 672,623 Oregonians registered. (Portland Bureau of Emergency Management Photo by Dan Douthit)

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Students from Rigler Elementary School in Portland, Ore., “Drop, Cover, and Hold On!” during the Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake drill, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. This year’s drill was the largest ever with 672,623 Oregonians registered. (Portland Bureau of Emergency Management Photo by Dan Douthit)

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Students from Rigler Elementary School in Portland, Ore., learn about the earthquakes before the Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake drill, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. This year’s drill was the largest ever with 672,623 Oregonians registered. (Oregon Office of Emergency Management Photo by Cory Grogan)

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Students from Rigler Elementary School in Portland, Ore., “Drop, Cover, and Hold On!” during the Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake drill, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. This years drill was the largest ever with 672,623 Oregonians registered. (Oregon Office of Emergency Management Photo by Cory Grogan)

 

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