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Disaster program set

Thursday, February 22, 2007

MAMMOTH SPRING -- The community is invited to a disaster preparedness program Feb. 27.

The meeting is sponsored by the Mammoth Spring VFW and Ladies Auxiliary. VFW Auxiliary President Dorthy Parks said the meeting will be held at the VFW building located on Highway 9 south of Salem and will start at 6:30 p.m.

Mark Arnold, Thayer emergency preparedness director and Albert Roork, Salem police chief and Fulton County emergency preparedness director will be the featured speakers at the program.

"The program is open to the public. It is intended to help residents of Fulton County and Oregon County to prepare for a disaster," Parks said.

She said earthquakes, tornados and floods are possible disasters related to the area, and any of the three could take place with little are no notice.

"These professionals will be presenting information that should prepare the residents of both counties in the event of a disaster," she said.

Parks said a disaster preparedness kit has been put together by the Ladies Auxiliary.

"The kit will consist of items such as a first aid kit, flashlight and batteries, a case of bottled water, non-perishable food and other needed supplies that would be needed if a disaster should occur," she said.

Parks said for a small donation a person's name can be entered in the drawing for the disaster kit.

"Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace and local fire and police department representatives have been invited to attend. This will be an opportunity for residents of both counties to learn what to do in case of a disaster," she said.

For more information about the program call Parks at 625-7667 or VFW Commander Bob Turner at 625-7628.



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