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Is Your Family Ready for Disaster?

Milton and the American Red Cross will host a free emergency preparedness meeting in Crabapple.

With tornadoes seemingly a regular threat in the region, do your family members know what to do and what to expect in a disaster?

Milton and the American Red Cross will host a free emergency preparedness program at the April 11 Crabapple Community Association meeting, according to the city's website.

Emergency Manager and Fire Marshal Matt Marietta will help inform residents.

“I’m looking forward to joining the Red Cross and the Crabapple Community Association to shed some light on what residents can expect should a disaster occur in Milton,” said Marietta. “Partnerships like these are vital to maintaining a safe community when the worst happens.”

The program begins at 6 p.m. at Alpharetta’s in the heart of historic downtown Crabapple. The event is free, and there is no RSVP required.

Marietta will be joined by Gail Slomovitz, a volunteer with both the American Red Cross and Cobb County’s Citizen Emergency Response Team for the past 12 years.

At the meeting, Marietta and Slomovitz will discuss:

  • What residents can do to make themselves and their families disaster resilient
  • Milton’s role in response to disaster events
  • Existing school plans and preparedness efforts
  • What residents can expect from local response in a disaster
  • Standard operations for the American Red Cross
  • The importance of community partnerships in disaster response

For more information about this meeting, email Sally Rich-Kolb of the CCA or call her at 770-448-3860.

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