Mark your calendars! Residents are encouraged to attend a special training opportunity by the Deer Park Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), in collaboration with the Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department, on what to do during a Shelter-in-Place order when issued by the City.
The presentation, to be conducted by LEPC Community Awareness Subcommittee Chair Christina Perez, will take place at the Maxwell Adult Center on Friday, January 31 beginning at 10AM.
“We’re very excited to offer our residents a more hands-on demonstration of things to do at home, in your car or out in the community during a Shelter-in-Place event,” Perez said. “We’ll talk about what to do in a range of situations – not just industrial but other hazardous scenarios – and also cover how to stay informed with updates from the City of Deer Park and other entities.”
Perez said the event will also include the opportunity to sign up for CodeRED notifications from the City of Deer Park, which provide critical and time-sensitive communications regarding severe weather warnings, evacuation notices, shelter-in-place notices, and missing child alerts.
“We hope this training will help all of our attendees feel more comfortable preparing before an incident occurs calling for a Shelter-in-Place and taking the steps necessary if and when the time comes to protect themselves and their families,” Perez said.
The Maxwell Adult Center is located at 1201 Center Street. There is no admission fee for the presentation and no age requirement to attend.