Red Cross, NAACP partner for hurricane awareness presentation

Photo Source: MGN Online
Photo Source: MGN Online

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) –Atlantic hurricane season is only two months away, and the American Red Cross, Coastal South Carolina Chapter and the Myrtle Beach Chapter of NAACP are partnering to offer the public a free disaster preparedness and resiliency presentation.

The Red Cross released in a news statement the event will take place on April 8 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Canal Street Recreation Center at 971 Canal Street in Myrtle Beach.

Event attendees will learn how to plan and prepare for hurricanes. They will learn about pre and post hurricane landfall awareness and activities, hurricane shelter locations and opening procedures, emergency plan development, according to the news release. The importance of volunteers in times of disaster and other safety information will also be presented.

The event is free to the public. For more information, citizens can contact Lou Palm with the Red Cross at 843-477-0200 or Bren Langdon with the Myrtle Beach NAACP at 843-231-3199.

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