Community emergency preparedness day planned for Saturday |

Community emergency preparedness day planned for Saturday

A Community Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at The LDS Church Chapel at 615 Hollow Way in Nevada City off Gold Flat Road next to the Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

The fair will review possible disaster responses and will feature a 33-minute video on emergency preparedness and 12 exhibits on different aspects of preparedness and food storage. Participants will include The American Red Cross, The Fire Safe Council, PG&E, The Office of Emergency Services and local units of the LDS Church, who will focus on all the aspects of food storage. This includes providing computer-generated family food storage plans for all those in attendance.

The American Red Cross will offer a demonstration of options for a 72-hour Emergency Kit. They can be purchased at their office at 144 Hughes Road, Suite G. All proceeds from the sale of 72-hour kits are used by the Red Cross for first aid and other training.

The Fire Safe Council will show how to protect homes from wildfires with landscaping techniques and other measures that create buffers around structures. PG&E will have a display on how to turn off utility services during a disaster to protect your home in the advent of gas leaks or power line issues.

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