On October 20, Cordova joined more than 45 million other people across the world in the Great Shakeout, a drill that prepares citizens to react safely and swiftly in the event of an earthquake. For the sixth year in a row, Cordova High School students practiced earthquake procedures, such as, “Drop, Cover, and Hold on!”
Grace Collins, a senior at CHS, shared that, “it was definitely a learning experience…It was good practice for our students, and I think it will help us be prepared in the future if there is an earthquake.”
Principal Kate Williams said that she felt that, “every year, the students get more comfortable with it, and it goes smoother and smoother.”
Formed in 2008, the drill began as a project in California with an important goal in mind: to educate and prepare the public. Now, 14 years, 20 states and six countries later, the Great Shakeout Drill helps keep Cordova ready for whatever might come our way!