2011 Amarillo Emergency Preparedness Day


What: September is National Preparedness Month.  Come out and learn how to prepare you, your family, your home, and your business for the next disaster, whether it's severe weather, wildfires, blizzards, flash floods, or house fires.

When: Friday, September 16 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: Wal-Mart at I-27 and Georgia St. (Map)

Who: All invited

Cost: FREE!

More information: Flyer (PDF)

National Weather Service
-Learn about severe weather, flash floods, and blizzards
-Get information about the historic 2011 year in weather
-Ask a meteorologist a question
-Receive free weather handouts and goodies


Amarillo/Potter/Randall Office of Emergency Management
-Check out the Mobile Operations Center
-Pick up your free Disaster Preparedness Guide
-Learn what should go in a disaster kit
-Step through some interactive modules to see how to make your home FireWise
Amarillo Fire Department
-Learn what you can do to make your home FireWise
-AFD Kid's Safety FireHouse will be available to help teach kids how to safely escape smoke and fire
-Check out an AFD firetruck
Texas Department of Public Safety
-Tour the DPS Helicopter
-Check out the DPS Humvee


Texas Panhandle Association of Contingency Planners
-Disaster preparedness information for local businesses
-Register to win a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio for your home or busines
American Red Cross
-Tour the Emergency Response Vehicle
-Learn more about disaster services and preparation


Metropolitan Medical Response System
-Register for local special needs registry
Blackmon Mooring
-Learn more about disaster recovery & planning
Department of State Health Services
-Register for the regional special needs registry
 Medical Reserve Corp
-Sign up to be a volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corp


It's an excellent idea to begin developing your own emergency plan now, not when the next disaster strikes.  Visit www.ready.gov to learn how to:

Texas Department of State Health Services: Ready or Not?

If you have any questions about the Amarillo Emergency Preparedness Day, please e-mail Krissy Scotten, NWS Amarillo Warning Coordination Meteorology, at kristin.scotten@noaa.gov.

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