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Emergency Preparedness Expo this weekend

Published 3:42pm Monday, June 18, 2012

Two businesses are hosting a preparedness expo with the hopes of better educate locals in emergency situations.

Durable Designs, a storm shelter design company, and Priority Medical Training, a company that trains for emergency situations, are working in concert to host the first Emergency Preparedness Expo this Saturday.

“When the April 2011 tornadoes hit, they hit us hard and we weren’t prepared,” said Durable Designs owner Paula Austin. “Since then, our community has come together to rebuild homes and businesses and education ourselves. This event is part of that education effort.”

Austin said being prepared saves lives, which is the purpose of the expo.

She said citizens will have the opportunity to learn what to do in case of an emergency when one is not able to seek medical treatment from professionals.

“This was a good compliment for the type of people and customers each business has,” said Event Coordinator Lisa Stone. “Other local businesses have also come together to make this event possible.”

Crestwood Hospital will teach safety during disasters as well as healthy living tips; an

The expo is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The Emergency Preparedness Expo will be held the Limestone Flea Market, located at 30030 U.S. Highway 72.

Expo organizers are still looking for Misters to help visitors cool down.

For more information, contact Austin at (256) 503-3262.

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