Hurricane season is underway and the Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross wants residents to be ready.
So the agency is marking National Preparedness Month (September) by offering education classes for seniors and the general community. The 60-minute sessions focus on developing an emergency plan, putting a shelter in place, building a disaster kit and handling medications and vital equipment.
"It is really important for people to be prepared," said Jessica Chapman, director of preparedness and community outreach for the Greenwich Red Cross. "When you're not prepared, it makes everything hectic. If you have a plan in place, it makes things easier for you and your family."
The community disaster education class will take place Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. Classes for seniors are Thursday, Sept. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. Participants will receive a disaster starter kit with basic toiletry items, a first aid kit, an emergency record book and emergency blanket. Classes are in the Red Cross offices, 99 Indian field Road.
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