Last year an earthquake rocked us, and floods kept us underwater. Will nature throw another hurricane at Virginia? And could you survive it?
On Saturday, May 5, 2012, residents are invited to attend Survivor Day, an event where you and your family can learn how to live safely through natural disasters and other emergencies, like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, blizzards and more.
Attendees will learn how to survive in their home without power for at least 72 hours, and they’ll find out what to take with them should they need to leave in a hurry. Emergency and Community Response professionals will show you the best ways to prepare for those life- threatening situations.
“Our first Survivor Day was an overwhelming success for the community to learn helpful medical, fire and safety tips to protect their families in an emergency, which prompted us to do our Survivor Day for the Spring of 2012,” said Anthony McLean, emergency services coordinator for Richmond who serves as the chairman of the Central Virginia Urban Area Security Initiative.
The class will be held locally at the Louisa Arts Center. Pre-registered attendees will receive one free Survivor Day backpack with emergency items per household, like a radio, poncho, first-aid kit and more. Classes are on a first-come basis. Sign up is online at www.survivorday.com or by calling 211.
Pre-registration is required and check in begins at 8 a.m. The program will conclude by noon.