The ShakeOut Count has grown to 9.4 million people who are signed up to "Drop, Cover and Hold On" on October 17 at 10:17 a.m. for the largest earthquake drill in history.
Here's a checklist of earthquake preparedness so you can take stock on where you stand today:
Do you have water in your car, office, and at home? The suggested amount is one gallon per person per day for three days.
Do you have a working flashlight and shoes under your bed? Under your children's beds?
Do you have a can opener with your canned goods?
Do you have a radio that doesn't require batteries or has fresh batteries in it, ready to grab in an emergency?
Do you know how to shut off the gas in your house?
Does everyone in your family have the out-of-state landline phone number to be used to report in after a quake?
Do you have an established outdoor meeting place for your family at home and your co-workers at work?
Do you have a cash stash of small bills so that you're able to pay for things after an earthquake when banks are closed?
Do you have enough supplies stored to be able to campout at home for two weeks if needed?
Do you have your cell phone alarm set for October 17 at 10:17 a.m. so you don't miss the drill?
If you can answer yes to all these questions, you are ready for the drill.