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Disaster kits to be given out today

Staff reports

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with TRIAD, will distribute disaster preparedness kits today at the Senior Center, as well as to any resident who wants one.

The kits were assembled a week ago to give people an idea of what to have on hand before disaster strikes.

TRIAD is an organization to assist senior citizens.

“TRIAD purchased the 15-by-15-by-20-inch boxes that come with a flyer to give people an idea of what to put inside if they have to leave their homes or what to do if an emergency occurs,” said Sheriff Ron Pierini.

“We suggest people store the boxes in their garages along with a gallon of water, ready-to-eat canned meat and canned fruits, vegetables, juices, soup, sugar, salt, pepper and high energy foods. They also should include medicine and vitamins, a first aid kit, tools, flashlights and batteries,” Pierini said.

The kits also recommend a good supply daily household supplies like diapers, soap, bedding and copies of health information.

n 200 kits. Members of TRIAD put 200 kits together which will be presented to the seniors today.

“We want people to be prepared,” Pierini said. “It’s really the key to it. Anybody who wants one is invited to stop by the sheriff’s office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and pick one up.”

He said $3 is a recommended donation for the kits, but anything would be accepted and no one would be turned away because of an inability to pay.

“We would appreciate donations to keep the process going,” Pierini said. “Once you get the package, we recommend you take time to read the information.”

For information, call the sheriff’s administration at 782-9900.

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