Growing up in Hawaii, we never had "earthquake" drills just fire drills.
So of course, living in Japan now, we have earthquakes, luckily the ones in our area have been small (knock on wood), and to this day, I don't really know what needs to be done if a big one should ever hit...
21 years have passed since the Kobe earthquake.
Sunday morning our city sounded a siren (the first time we ever heard it!) and then when we walked around the neighborhood, we noticed all these yellow towels on door knobs, hanging on gates and out of mailboxes.
After coming back, we looked in our city "manual" and it said that you put something yellow on your door to let the city officials know you are safe.
Good to know.
We have some items in our emergency bags, but I think we need to add a couple of yellow towels.
Do you have earthquake drills where you live?