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Central Texas gets prepared

Monday, September 12, 2022 by Tai Moses

A virtual alphabet soup of agencies and departments will be participating in the city’s pilot emergency preparedness fair, Get Ready Central Texas, a family-friendly event designed to help residents prepare in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. Attendees “will learn about the city’s Basic Emergency Operations Plan, and other plans in place which are activated during an emergency or disaster,” as well as “how government, non-governmental organizations, neighborhoods, and individual families can work together during a disaster.” Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Juan Ortiz said, “When a disaster strikes, we are all responsible for helping each other. Individuals, organizations, and government have a part to play in the safety of our community. We want to give everyone the information and basic resources to be prepared during an emergency and feel confident that they will be able to safely make it through the event.” Tuesday, Sept. 20, 3-7 p.m., Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road.

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