Thursday, March 28, 2013

Disaster Preparedness Class in Webster County on April 8

Contact: Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist
Tel: (417) 859-2044

Webster County ranks in the top five counties in Missouri in dealing with the number of natural disasters.

With the spring storm season approaching, a free seminar entitled “Preparing for Disasters: Be Part of the Solution” will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 8 at the Webster County Extension Center, 800 S. Marshall St. (next to city hall), in Marshfield.

“This seminar will highlight the typical natural and manmade hazards in the Ozarks, how to create a family disaster plan, steps to take to lessen the effects of disasters, and how to become a resource to help your neighbors and community,” said Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Schultheis and Lisa McCarthy, coordinator for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), will be the instructors.

Seating is limited, so those wanting to attend should reserve a seat by contacting the Webster County Extension Center before Friday, April 5, by calling 417-859-2044 or sending an email to

“This will also help in planning for adequate resource materials to share with the participants,” said Schultheis.

This program is sponsored by the Family and Community Education (FCE) Clubs of Webster County, the Webster County Extension Council, and University of Missouri Extension.

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