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By Sheila Allen
Special to the Express

More than ever it is important for everyone to be prepared for the next emergency. Recent fires and floods have seen the majority of persons who died were older adults. This prompted the Yolo County Commission on Aging and Adult Services to prepare an education series to educate the public on preparing for emergencies.

The free two-day webinar series on emergency preparation and evacuation with a special focus on older adults and persons with disabilities kicked off on Monday, Sept. 13.

The first day of the Emergency Preparedness Webinar covered the topics of building an emergency kit, making an emergency plan and how to keep informed during an emergency. A link to the recording is available at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83029831159.

There is still opportunity to join the second webinar on Monday.

The second day of the Emergency Preparedness Webinar Series on Sept. 20 from 7 p.m.–8 p.m. and will address the topics emergency preparation for seniors and those with access and functional needs, financial planning for emergencies and preparing for wildfires and defense of your home. Join through the Zoom link, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83029831159.

The webinar series is a live Zoom with call in options available and opportunities to ask questions of the presenters. Both webinars will be recorded and distributed via the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (https://www.yolohealthyaging.org/) and Yolo County Office of Emergency Services websites.

This event is sponsored by the Yolo County Commission on Aging and Adult Services in collaboration with Yolo County Office of Emergency Services For more information, or for the call-in information for those without a computer can contact Sheila Allen at 530-757-5583 or Sheila.allen@yolocounty.org.

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