When 10:17 a.m. arrives, everyone is instructed to "drop, cover and hold." Everyone is also encouraged to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies and to secure your space to prevent damage and injuries.
Officials tout numerous ways for various organizations to participate in the ShakeOut. Click the link to find ways to take part in the drill.
Written by Aaron Castrjon. Hazel Lodevico-To'o contributed to this article.