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AARP Idaho to Host Experts from FEMA for a Discussion on Disaster Preparedness

If you need to leave your home quickly and under pressure will you be ready? Download and view the Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection to Older Adults here.

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AARP Idaho is hosting a virtual telephone town hall Monday, July 25, from 11am to noon (MT), to discuss disaster and major emergency preparedness.

Willie Nunn, Regional Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 10 and Brad Richy, Director, Idaho Office of Emergency Management will discuss the various types of potential crises in Idaho including wildfires, excessive heat, drought and earthquakes and ways families can be better prepared. They will also be available to answer any questions listeners from around the state may have.

The hour-long statewide town hall is scheduled for Monday, July 25 and begins at 11am MT. Participants can join by dialing toll-free 866-767-0637 or register in advance by visiting https://vekeo.com/aarpidaho/The conversation will also stream live on the AARP Idaho Facebook page.

AARP and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have released new resources to help local officials and emergency managers protect older adults in their communities before, during and after natural disasters and support communities in mitigating the effects of extreme weather events

The Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection to Older Adults, released by FEMA, highlights how natural hazards uniquely affect older adults and provides recommendations for how local mitigation and emergency planners can include older adults in community efforts to lower their risks. The AARP Disaster Resilience Tool Kit features strategies to help local, state and community leaders and advocates reduce the risk and impacts of disasters on older adults.

To view and download the Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection to Older Adults, visit FEMA.gov. To view, download or request a print copy of the AARP Disaster Resilience Tool Kit, visit AARP.org/DisasterResilience.

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