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September 12, 2005

Extension participates in National Preparedness Month

Dr. Ed Jones, right, shares Cooperative Extension's disaster information with visitors to the National Preparedness Exhibit. (Becky Kirkland photo)

Dr. Ed Jones, North Carolina Cooperative Extension associate director, appeared recently with Extension's disaster exhibit in downtown Raleigh. Extension participated in a National Preparedness Month education event, which included participants from public and private agencies involved in disaster planning and recovery. The event took place on Centennial Mall, across from the legislative building.

The event took place just as the devastation from Hurricane Katrina was unfolding in the Gulf states, so citizens had much on their minds. Jones represents Cooperative Extension on the state's Emergency Management Team.

Other organizations participating in the event inluded the State Animal Response Team, National Guard, Citizens Corps, N.C. Community Emergency Response Team, Medical Reserve Corps, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, N.C. Division of Emergency Management, National Weather Service, N.C. Division of Environmental Health, Amateur Radio, Center for Mission Persons, State Highway Patrol, N.C. Division of Crime Control and Public Safety and the American Red Cross.

Posted by Natalie at September 12, 2005 02:09 PM