Disaster Preparedness Seminar to be Held May 13th at Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program Disaster PreparationPRAIRIE VIEW, TX – Evacuation measures are put in place for citizens to act upon when natural or man-made emergencies occur, but how often are they taken seriously or do individuals really know what to do during these situations? These questions and others will be answered at Cooperative Extension’s Monthly Seminar Series on May 13th. Are you Ready for the Next Disaster is the topic to be addressed at the event that will start at 12:00 noon in the Carden-Waller Cooperative Extension Building auditorium, on the campus of Prairie View A&M University.

“Our goal for this seminar is to arm local residents in the Prairie View, Waller, Hempstead and surrounding areas with information on how to prepare for weather related or other emergency conditions, give them steps to take to evacuate their counties and outline contingency plans to survive an emergency,” said Jimmy Henry, field counselor, Community and Economic Development, Cooperative Extension Program.  “We also want Prairie View A&M University faculty, staff and students to join us for this seminar.”

Planned topic discussions for the seminar include: Emergency Preparedness, County Evacuation and Future Contingency Focused Workshops. This seminar will be the third in a series of monthly seminars that Cooperative Extension is hosting.  Seminars in June will focus on Summer Fun Programs for Youth and Teaching Your Child Money Management Techniques.

Interested persons can contact Jimmy Henry for more information about disaster preparedness at 936/261-5115, jhenry@ag.tamu.edu. or visit the CEP website at pvcep.pvamu.edu.

About the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program
The Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) is the outreach and service unit of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and the university’s educational component that provides practical and research based information to primarily limited resource families, youth, small farm producers and communities in Texas to help them raise their standards of living. The CEP educational workshops and programs focus on health and nutrition, financial money management, sustainable agriculture, economic development, community revitalization, 4-H and youth development, civic engagement and beef cattle production, to name a few.

Gloria J. Mosby, program director – Communications, Cooperative Extension Program

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