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LDS Church holds hurricane preparedness expo

May 13, 2010 at 12:13 a.m.


IF YOU GO

WHAT: Family Preparedness Expo and Blood Drive

WHEN; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3408 N. Ben Wilson Street

COST: Free

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact committee chair Marci Wallace, 361-652-5781

Feeling prepared in case of an emergency?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Victoria will have its second annual Family Preparedness Expo and Blood Drive Saturday to help families get started.

"When we started this, we realized there was a need for our church members to be prepared for emergencies and lifestyle changes," said Marci Wallace, a committee chair. "Then we realized that if our (church) members need it, our community might need it too."

More than 30 different organizations, from the Texas Workforce Solutions to the American Red Cross, will have booths and give presentations and demonstrations to the community.

Some of these include:

The National Weather Service will present how hurricanes affect us, what to watch for, history of hurricanes in the area, and look-outs for the future

Home Depot and Lowe's will demonstrate how to board up your home in case of a hurricane.

The Victoria Office of Emergency Management will show what Victoria County does in time of emergency

Southern Field Maintenance will have a semi-truck that will look like a house to show how a generator can run electricity in your home

Rogers Davis will help participants prepare wills and bequeath assets.

The Victoria Police Department will do fingerprints for children. The Victoria Fire Department will have fire truck children can tour.

Families will also receive waterproof packets to keep important personal documents in case of an emergency.

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