Quake drill to involve hundreds of thousands of Riverside County residents

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - One week from Thursday, people in government offices, businesses and schools throughout Riverside County will stop everything for a minute to "drop, cover and hold on'' during a statewide earthquake preparedness drill, now in its 11th year. The Great ShakeOut of 2019 is scheduled for 10:17 a.m. on Oct. 17. "Damaging earthquakes ... can occur at any time wherever we work, live or travel within the region and beyond,'' according to a statement posted to ShakeOut.org. "Everyone, everywhere should know how to protect themselves from an earthquake.'' Organizers said the exercise will provide an opportunity for workers in the public and private sectors, school children, families and others to practice simple steps to improve safety, as well as think about the financial impli
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