Fayette County residents learn how to prepare for disasters

Local - 4/13/2013 6:00 PM by Rebecca Turco
FAYETTEVILLE - Folks in Fayette County learned how to be ready when disaster strikes.

The Fayette County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) hosted a disaster preparedness fair Saturday at Fayetteville High School.

Organizers said they want folks to know how to prepare for emergency situations, since it usually takes three days before state and federal assistance can arrive. Jane Hardy, Fayette County LEPC event coordinator, said local residents come together when disaster hits, so "The more education that we can give them, the more that we'll be able to help each other throughout. And maybe we can push that out across the county lines."

Hardy stressed the importance of having a disaster preparedness kit in your home. For more information on what to include in this kit, go to www.RedCross.org.

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