Seniors learn safety ahead of Hurricane Florence at Emergency Preparedness Summit

Seniors learn safety ahead of Hurricane Florence at Emergency Preparedness Summit

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Do you know what to do or who to turn to when the area is threatened by a hurricane? Age-Friendly Augusta Georgia held a summit to inform residents about what to do when facing an emergency - and there was a full house of people hungry for information at Augusta Boathouse.

Hurricanes are unpredictable. Panelists and vendors shared ways residents can stay informed, safe and strategic in a crisis.

"Do we have a full tank of gas, do we have batteries for our lights when they go out, do we have enough food on hand to last us, and water? See those are things, it may seem small things when you can go to the grocery store and get it, but in case of an emergency, you need to have it where you can put your finger on it right away," explained Age Friendly Augusta, Georgia Commission Liaison Bill Lockett.

They also discussed Georgia's Yellow Dot Program. It's designed to let first responders know where your medical information is.

Contact Mr. Locket at 706-495-3900 to learn more about that program and about getting involved with Age Friendly Augusta, Georgia.

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