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Getting prepared: City offers daylong safety event

Vincent Aarts, county emergency management director (Cindy Yingst)
Saturday, September 28, 2019

A dozen speakers told residents how the can best prepare for disaster, be it quake, tsunami, forest fire or riot.

Vincent Aarts, Clatsop County's emergency management director, urged people to take small steps to get ready.

"What disaster mitigation is, really, is getting a few things," he said.

The second annual Emergency Preparedness Event on Sept. 21 was sponsored by the city of Warrenton and Warrenton-Hammond CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).

There were more than a dozen speakers who covered topics such as building a "go" bag, caring for pets after a disaster, and what can be expected from first responders.

Raffle prizes, which included emergency supplies and meals, were donated by Fred Meyer, Home Depot, Main Street Market, and Trina and Ron's Place.

D.B. Lewis spoke on what things should be put in a "go" bag. (Cindy Yingst)


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