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Red Cross training seminar set for Thursday at North Tahoe

Staff report

The American Red Cross will present a "Be Red Cross Ready" seminar at the Thursday evening in Incline Village.

The presentation will start at 6 p.m. July 30 in the Meiling Room at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way.

"Be Red Cross Ready" will focus on general disaster preparedness and will teach people the three simple actions of preparedness: Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.

According to a Red Cross news release, this training will offer participants an opportunity to learn how to equip themselves with necessities that can make all the difference should an emergency occur.

"Northern Nevadans face a wide variety of disasters throughout the year," Executive Director Zanny Marsh said in a statement. "Anything from wildfires, floods and even earthquakes can strike northern Nevada at any time. It's essential for residents to be prepared for all different kinds of disasters in order to keep themselves and their loved ones safe."

Call the Red Cross Northern Nevada Office at 775-856-1000 or email Disaster Program Manager Kelly Boyd at kelly.body@redcross.org to register for the event. Space is limited.

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