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OLYMPIA – In a world of uncertainties, being prepared can make all the difference. September is National Preparedness Month, and Thurston County Emergency Management Council invites you to a vital event that could safeguard your family’s future. 

Join Thurston County Emergency Management Council on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School in Tumwater for a free Emergency Preparedness Expo. Learn some simple planning, preparation, and knowing what to do can be a lifeline for you and your family.

“Some simple planning, preparation, and knowing what to do can help you and your family recover quicker from an emergency or disaster” said Kyle Bustad, Thurston County Emergency Management Manager.

Discover how we protect you and how you can prepare to protect yourself from emergencies. This event is open to all ages, and there will be free activities for the whole family. Are you and your family ready to face emergencies head-on? Come to the Expo and learn how to become better prepared!

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