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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Vivian Eason, (360) 786-5243

Get Ready for Winter at Preparedness EXPO, Oct. 9

Olympia - The latest information on Thurston County's exposure to volcanic hazards, preparing for the upcoming winter and local earthquake dangers will be presented at the Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday, October 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Marcus Pavilion and Worthington Center at Saint Martin's University.

Speakers include Willie Scott of the U.S. Geological Survey (volcanic hazards), Ted Buehner of the National Weather Service (winter forecast), and William Steele of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (earthquake hazards).

The free event also features kid's activities, prizes, and demonstrations on home canning, fire extinguisher, and K-9 operations. More than 40 information and resource booths will be staffed by local preparedness experts, and flu shots will be available for a fee.

Non-perishable food donations are encouraged. Details on the Expo are available by visiting www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/expo or contacting Vivian Eason at 786-5243.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3