Attend the Preparedness Fair and learn what to do in case of a diaster


August 25, 2011|By Angie Reyburn 301-648-5410

The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was felt in our area Aug. 23 didn't do a lot of damage, but it brings to light the need to be prepared in case of a natural disaster.

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? Will you be prepared if a natural disaster or other catastrophe were to strike your community? If you want to learn more about how to be prepared as well as help others, join Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, the Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis Citizens Corps Council, and the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management at the second annual Preparedness Fair, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Fairgrounds on Post 40 Road, in Glen Burnie.

Games, food, demonstrations and information will be available from a variety of county agencies, and private nonprofit organizations. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to help with set up and take down as well as other duties. Admission is free.

For more information and to volunteer, call Karen Sank, Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management, at 410-222-0600 or email

To all my loyal readers, family and friends, Happy Labor Day!

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