Anyone visiting government buildings during the drill will be directed to take the same action. The drill will last approximately two minutes and customer service to the public will be disrupted for a short amount of time.
Officials urge all residents and businesses to become better prepared for major earthquakes by participating in the drill. California is a high earthquake risk area. If practiced now, when an earthquake actually occurs, San Mateo County will take the correct action.
Information on how to prepare and how to join the city and millions of others in the Great California Shakeout can be found atwww.shakeout.org.