For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Media photo, video and interview opportunity:
When: Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Reno City Hall - 1 East First Street in Reno - 1st Floor
Reno, Nevada (August 30, 2017) — The northern Nevada community is invited to the free 2017 Disaster Preparedness Fair at Reno City Hall on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fair will feature presentations and local exhibitors who can help our community prepare for potential disasters.
The City of Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada State Contractor's Board and State Farm Insurance are partnering to sponsor the 2017 Disaster Preparedness Fair.
Scheduled presentations include:
- “Are we in for another big winter? What to ‘freak-out’ about and what not to” - Presenter: Chris Smallcomb, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Reno National Weather Service
- “Disaster by shaking: What every Nevadan needs to know” - Presenter: Dr. Annie Kell, Education/Outreach Seismologist, Nevada Seismological Laboratory
- “Winter 2017 - Weather and flood monitoring for emergency management” - Presenter: Ed Evans, Hydrologist, Truckee River Flood Management Authority
- “Fire, it’s everyone’s fight” - Presenter: Tray Palmer, Fire Marshal, Reno Fire Department
Admission is free and validated parking is available at City Hall’s parking garage.