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Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold a Disaster Preparedness Resource Fair Saturday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be at Alabama A&M University's Agribition Center located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville.  

The Disaster Preparedness Resource Fair is designed to provide timely information to help prepare participants to respond to natural and manmade disasters. Those in attendance will receive information on proactive strategies to promote safety in and around the home and community when disaster strikes. Information will be shared on the importance of a family emergency plan, and demonstrations will be provided on how to prepare an on-time disaster readiness kit to function during recovery. Participants will also receive information on crisis management, and have opportunities to interact with insurance representatives and other service providers.

 Exhibitors will include emergency and health providers, waste management authorities, regional Extension offices and much, much more.

 Donations of family clothing and household cleaning supplies will be provided to families that were affected by the April 27 tornadoes.

 "The state is approaching another peak tornado season during the months of October and November, and we want to be as prepared as possible," says Dr. Karnita Garner, Extension urban environmental specialist and event co-chair.

 The Disaster Preparedness Resource Fair is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please visit or contact Juanesta Green at (256) 372-4976, or Marcus Garner at (256) 541-0291.


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