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By Sonny Long
April 27, 2011 at 6 p.m.
Updated April 26, 2011 at 11:27 p.m.


WHAT: Mid-Coast Hurricane Preparedness Conference

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: W. Nim Kidd, Texas Division of Emergency Management chief

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 5

WHERE: Victoria Community Center,

2905 E. North St.

COST: $15 prepaid, $20 at the door

INFORMATION: 361-573-2671 or lmay@crossroads-redcross.org


Schedule of Events

8 a.m. - Registration/ Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - Welcome, Mayor Will Armstrong

9:10 a.m. - Morning session 1: Texas Emergency Tracking Network, Lesia Dickson, director, Radiant RFID; Morning session 2: Texas Baptist Men Hurricane Response, Ernie J. Rice, disaster relief consultant

10:20 a.m. - Encore of morning Sessions

11:45 a.m. - Luncheon, Keynote Speaker W. Nim Kidd, chief of the Texas Division of Emergency Management

1:10 p.m. - Afternoon session 1: Remembering Carla 50 Years Later, John Metz, National Weather Service; Afternoon session 2: What To Do With Pets During An Evacuation, Amanda Barnes, Texas Animal Health


2:20 p.m. - Encore of afternoon sessions

3:30 p.m. - Closing remarks/ generator drawing

Linda May knows the importance of being prepared.

That's why the Mid-Coast Hurricane Conference next week is important to the emergency services director for the local Red Cross chapter and others who take part.

"This is an opportunity for everyone to come together and receive some vital information to become better prepared in the event of a hurricane hitting our area," May said. "You can never be too prepared and can never receive too much training."

The conference will be 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 5 at the Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St.

This year's theme is "Together We Prepare."

The conference is designed for emergency personnel, social service agencies, businesses and the general public.

The most up-to-date information available in responding to hurricanes and the recovery process will be presented.

The event includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The keynote speaker is W. Nim Kidd, chief of the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Topics during morning sessions include the Texas Emergency Tracking Network and Texas Baptist Men Hurricane Response team.

Afternoon sessions will include Carla: 50 Years Later and What To Do With Pets During An Evacuation.

Both the morning and afternoon sessions will be repeated.



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