Expo helps with disaster preparedness

Ashland's Community Emergency Response Team will host the CERTain Disaster Expo at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland.

The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees will get coupons towards the purchase of disaster supplies at local retailers, information on how to build a emergency supply kit and what should be included in it. They will learn about the Map Your Neighborhood program, and gain an understanding of what CERT is.

There also will be activities for the children and information on pet safety.

Many organizations from around the valley are expected to attend, including disaster service organizations and local retailers providing product discounts.

For more information contact Ashland CERT at 541-552-2226 or visit www.ashlandcert.org.

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