Wednesday, 14 October 2015

NZ Shakeout Day - Reported by Willy

"Everyone, everywhere should know the right action to take before, during and after an earthquake."
Hi, there, again! Finally on track for blogging now!

Room 10, and probably Tamaki Primary, have today learnt a little about the upcoming national (meaning over New Zealand as it is out nation) event that is...New Zealand Shake Out Day! Tamaki Primary is going to participate, along with almost probably ALL of New Zealand, participating in this annual and national event, where we all practise the earthquake drill:


And little known (or not really little known) fact, the whole world is participating also, not just New Zealand. Over 40 million are also participating. So, yes, this day is PRETTY important. Important for you, me, EVERYBODY!

It will happen tomorrow. October the 15th. 2015. Remember that, reader! It may be important!Also, the drill occurs at a specific time, too. Yes, it does, believe it or not! The whole drill starts at 9:15am and we will, again I say it: DROP COVER and HOLD. Specifically, and as the site says:


DROP down onto your hands and knees (before the earthquake knocks you down). This position protects you from falling but allows you to still move if necessary.

COVER your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) under a sturdy table. If there is no shelter nearby, get down near an interior wall (or next to lowlying furniture that won’t fall on you), and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.

HOLD on to your shelter (or your position to protect your head and neck) until the shaking stops. Be prepared to move with your shelter if the shaking shifts it around.


We're going to practise this drill tomorrow because it is a chance for everyone in New Zealand to practise what to do if an earthquake happens - because literally, it can come anytime! And so that if an earthquake happens, and we know what to do, we can DROPCOVER, and HOLD

As of now, there have been 1.2 MILLION New Zealanders signed up and prepared for the national drill, and it's going to be great! The main aim for the amount of participants is 1.5 million, so let's hope more people sign up!


October 15th.

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