Neighborhood leaders get lessons on emergency preparedness

Neighborhood leaders get lessons on emergency preparedness

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Some area residents learned how to come up with emergency plans for their neighborhoods Saturday. They learned everything from what needs to go into an emergency kit to how to make sure everyone in the neighborhood is safe in the event of a disaster.

Mid City Redevelopment Alliance hosted the training workshop and 10 Baton Rouge neighborhoods took part.

Samuel Sanders, the Executive Director of Mid City Redevelopment Alliance said to take inventory of who has generators in the neighborhoods, so if the lights go out, there will be a way to get by. Also, check and see who needs medical attention, so everyone can be taken care of properly.

The group also spent time talking about the importance of going door-to-door to let the residents know who the leaders of the neighborhood associations are.

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