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Councilor Marcus Lundy, Jr. to Host Emergency Preparedness Workshop

PRESS RELEASE                  Friday, September. 26, 2014    

Contact: Chiara Morrow

Phone: 205-254-2055

Cell: 205-908-7392

chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov

Birmingham, AL. – Prepare, plan, stay informed. That’s the message that Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy, Jr. is sending citizens as he marks National Preparedness month by hosting an emergency preparedness workshop. The workshop will take place Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Ensley Library, 900 14th Street Ensley.

“As District 9’s councilor, and having experienced the turmoil from the April 2011 tornadoes, I understand the importance of being adequately prepared before a disaster strikes,” Councilor Lundy said. “It is my hope that this workshop will provide residents with useful tips such as how to make a emergency plan for your family, as well as what you should include in your emergency kits.

Having an emergency plan and kit in place are critical tools that will be very beneficial during times of disaster. Emergency management officials say that often times, families are dislocated during emergencies, so it’s good if a plan has been discussed amongst all family members.

“It is important that you are prepared at all times, whether at home, at school, or at work because disasters are truly unpredictable,” Timberly Williams, Outreach and Resources Coordinator, Emergency for Community Emergency Preparedness Corps said. “If you are fully prepared before a disaster, then you’re doing your part to ensure the safety of yourself and your family.

As the threat of disasters continues to grow across the nation, specifically in the Southeast it is Councilor Lundy’s hope that citizens will take this threat seriously by educating themselves on emergency preparedness.

For more information on this workshop please contact Birmingham City Council Public Information Officer Chiara Morrow at 205.254.2055 or chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov