People in several states including Virginia will join together to prepare for one of the worst kinds of natural disasters Thursday morning.
The event is called "Great Shake Out." It's designed to make sure you know just what to do in the event of an earthquake.
Since the is October 18th, something very important is happening at 10:18 a.m. It's an earthquake drill that you can do yourself no matter where you are.
Everyone remembers last year's 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Louisa Count, and since this doesn't happen often here, many didn't know what to do.
So Thursday, 800,000 people all across Virginia will come together at their homes and offices to participate in "Great Shake Out."
One of the biggest myths disaster officials want to dispel, running to a doorway.
Officials say that's one of the worse places to hide and that you're much safer quickly seeking shelter under a table, by dropping, covering up and holding on.
Disaster officials say just get as low as possible, protect your head and neck and move away from anything that could fall on top of you.
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