Program to prepare seniors for disasters

With one of the worst tornado seasons in recent memory striking across the country during the past several months, natural disasters have been a major topic of discussion; both dealing with the aftermath, and how to prepare for them.

A program being offered today at the Callaway County Senior Center, located at 531 Commons Drive in Fulton, is intended to help area residents — especially those ages 50 and older — learn how they can best be prepared in case of a weather-related or other emergency.

From noon to 1 p.m., Pam Phelps, the medical reserve corps coordinator for the Callaway County Health Department, will present Ready in 3, a program endorsed by the American Red Cross, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri’s Office of Homeland Security, which focuses on three steps to take to prepare for emergencies.

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