The U.S. ShakeOut

The U.S. ShakeOut

As home inventory professionals, we are all aware of natural disasters. Providing awareness of these disasters helps to emphasize the need for a contents inventory, as those affected will need to attempt to recover from their losses.

Every Fall, there is a ShakeOut Drill to provide information regarding safety when an earthquake happens. The U.S. ShakeOut Drill is scheduled to occur on October 17, 2019 at 10:17a.m. There are over 16 Million participants registered for the ShakeOut 2019 Drills worldwide. Wherever you are at that exact time (home, work, etc.), you are encouraged to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. This is to simulate your actions if there were a major earthquake. Stay in this position for at least 60 seconds.


The main goal of the ShakeOut is to get everyone prepared for major earthquakes by knowing how to prepare, protect, and recover. Anyone can participate, from a single individual at home to a major corporation. If you want to participate, you can register here. There is no charge.

To share this information, as well as to promote your inventory services, use your personal or business social media accounts to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms, using the hashtag #ShakeOut!  Follow and share their posts:

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