Preparing the community for natural disasters

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Preparing the community for natural disasters

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – September is National Preparedness Month, and PeaceHealth Saint Joseph Medical Center is hosting a series of seminars to help the community prepare for natural disasters.

The free seminars are hosted by emergency management expert Marcus Deyerin with the Northwest Washington Incident Management Team. He says the seminars are not about prepping for doomsday.

Play Marcus Deyerin on preparedness

The next preparedness seminar is Sunday, September 29th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Saint Luke’s Health and Education Center at 3333 Squalicum Parkway.

The meeting will cover strategies to help identify the kinds of hazards that are most likely to affect people and the community. Deyerin asks that people arrive to the seminar by 1:45 p.m.