Disaster Preparedness: Day of Action

[Photo 1: Officer John Kikkert and Phyllis Hargrove]
Officer John Kikkert and Phyllis Hargrove.
[Photo 2: Room filled with people sitting]
Room filled with people sitting.

Las Vegas HUD Field Office' Senior Management Analyst, Phyllis Hargrove recently teamed up with Officer John Kikkert, City of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to host its first annual National Preparedness Day event - Day of Action. It was held on April 30, 2014.

During July and August the Las Vegas community gets ready for the monsoon season. Officer Jon Kikkert talked about how to prepare for a variety of disasters from floods to terrorist attacks.

Over sixty senior citizens living in Sartini Plaza, a HUD subsidized senior apartment complex, received printed information and kits from the Clark County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. They also were given a Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Disaster Recovery Information Guide. The materials provided important phone numbers and techniques on how to make a plan and be prepared.

The event was so well received that the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority requested that a second event be held at the James Downs Senior Apartments.

Also attending the event was Richard Wells (not pictured), City of Las Vegas Emergency Management Office. Richard gave hands on demonstration on how to pack emergency food supplies. Again dozens of seniors gathered to hear the information and ask questions.

The Las Vegas monsoon season brings heavy rains to the desert that leads to flooded streets and homes. This year many Las Vegas seniors will be better prepared to deal with these floods and any other disaster that comes along.


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