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FEMA Helps Families Prepare For Disaster

Release date: 
August 22, 2002
Release Number: 
R7-02-12c

Kansas City, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide a booth for the Child Safety Summit in Omaha on Sunday, August 25.

Stressing family preparedness, the FEMA booth will have information to help families prepare a disaster plan and supply kit. There will also be handouts about helping children cope with disaster and coloring books that reinforce the message of preparedness.

The Child Safety Summit, being sponsored by Congressman Lee Terry, is free and open to the public. It runs from 1 to 4 p.m. August 25 at the Holiday Inn Central, 72nd and Grover Streets in Omaha.

FEMA is an independent federal agency whose mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive emergency management program of risk reduction, preparedness, response and recovery. For further information about FEMA, please go to www.fema.gov and www.fema.gov/kids/ or contact Linda Winkler at 816-283-7080.

Last Updated: 
July 19, 2012 - 23:02
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