Surviving a long term disaster subject of lecture series

A disaster with long-term effects can happen at any time.

The Reynolds Homestead will host Van Rowe, organizer of the Patrick County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), for a series of lectures on Emergency Preparedness beginning Saturday, Feb. 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Homestead.

The series includes two additional lectures, on Feb. 15 and March 7. All will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

According to Rowe, natural and ecological disasters, nuclear weapons, terrorism, and technological accidents are all possible catastrophes that have the potential for long term effects on society as we know it. He will visit those potential scenarios and offer instruction on how to be prepared if disaster strikes.

Some of the topics Rowe and his guest speakers will cover include communications (ham and CB radio), security and self-defense, food storage, water treatment and storage, needed non-food items, forming a community and more.

There is no charge to attend this lecture series. Registration is requested so handouts and seating can be prepared. To register, call 276-694-7181.





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