Don't let the waning warmth of summer fool you- storm season is just around the corner. Get the tools, tips and tricks you need to weather the storms and other emergencies at the annual Thurston County Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday, September 26 at Yelm High School.
This year's featured presentations include information on the 2015-16 winter weather outlook from renowned local weather guru and National Weather Service meteorologist Ted Buehner, as well as information from Thurston County Emergency Management Coordinator Andrew Kinney on hazards that are lurking in areas around Thurston County, like areas prone to flooding or landslides.
The free event will open at 10 a.m. and every attendee will receive a free Kit-Man safety bag with instructions on how to create your own emergency response kit. Dozens of vendors will also be on hand with information and demonstrations on everything you need to prepare, respond, and recover from the next disaster.
- WHAT:Emergency Preparedness Expo 2015
Admission is free!
- WHEN:Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- WHERE:Yelm High School at 1315 W. Yelm Ave. in Yelm, 98597
For more information about Thurston County Emergency Management and the 2015 Prep Expo event, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/em or www.Facebook.com/ThurstonEM.
To schedule a training or presentation for your community or neighborhood group, please contact Vivian Eason, Emergency Management Coordinator at EasonV@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 867-2825.-30-