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Great California ShakeOut Media Events - Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Great California ShakeOut provides an opportunity for the whole community to come together and improve their earthquake safety, involving more than 10.3 million people (and counting) this year.

Below are highly visual, engaging earthquake drills and exercises the media are encouraged to attend and cover in the Bay Area.

Main Media Page: www.ShakeOut.org/media 
Messaging, Graphics, and Videos: www.ShakeOut.org/messaging 
Complete List of Media Venues: www.ShakeOut.org/california/media/venues

1. Emeryville |  Experience the Great ShakeOut in the Bay Area with AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah

AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah, 1900 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
Time: October 20, 2016, 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Contact: Marianne Campbell, Marianne.campbell@norcal.aaa.com, 415-269-6779
More details: http://www.ShakeOut.org/california/media/venues/

Come test the "Big Shaker" 8.0 earthquake simulator and learn how to get on the Road to Ready become more prepared with AAA Northern California & Utah. Media are invited to experience the simulator and capture footage of an employee drill where AAA team members will practice dropping, covering, and holding on in the event of an earthquake.

2. San Francisco | Mayor Ed Lee will Drop, Cover and Hold On with Bret Harte Elementary Students

Bret Harte Elementary, 1035 Gilman Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124
Time: Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Contact: Kristin Hogan, SF Department of Emergency Management, kristin.hogan@sfgov.org, 415-
More details: http://www.ShakeOut.org/california/media/venues/

Mayor Ed Lee will drop, cover and hold on with Bret Harte Elementary students during the Great California ShakeOut. Lee will also be talking about the importance of having an earthquake plan prepared at home with their families. Each year, SFUSD teams up with the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management to practice a drill districtwide. This year, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, Police Chief Toney Chaplin, and SF Board of Education will be on hand to practice as well. San Francisco's public school students have been taking part in this statewide emergency exercise since it began in 2008.


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