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P.R.E.P. Week equips locals for disaster

September 20, 2013

Jack Forbus, a State Farm insurance agent, listens as Jim Britt, director of Oktibbeha County’s Emergency Management Agency, answers a question during the disaster prep panel from Thursday’s P.R.E.P. Day, held in conjunction with Emergency Preparedness Week at Mississippi State. (Photo by Morgan Upton, SDN)

The theme of the day was preparation.

Mississippi State University’s Maroon Volunteer Center and its Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) hosted Personal Readiness and Emergency Preparation (P.R.E.P.) Day on Thursday as a part of Emergency Preparedness Week, educating attendants on the necessary measures that should be taken to be ready for natural disasters and offering numerous activities and workshops for campus and community members to learn how to be prepared for crisis situations.

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