Superfund Event to Encourage Aggies to 'Plan Ahead, Be Prepared'
Posted July 25, 2018
In honor of Disaster Preparedness Month in September, the Texas
A&M Superfund Research Center will bring together members of
the emergency response community to share with students, faculty,
and staff valuable tips on planning ahead.
“Plan Ahead Be Prepared” will be held on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. in Rudder Plaza, during which members of the Texas
A&M community can learn from at least 11 different area
organizations tips on being prepared for a variety of hazards
related to natural disasters.
In addition to the Superfund Research Center, participating
organizations include the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team,
Environmental Health and Safety, Institute for Sustainable
Communities, and School of Public Health; Texas A&M Emergency
Preparedness and Brazos Valley CEOC; Harris County Public Health;
the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health; the National
Weather Service/NOAA; Jasper, Newton, and Sabine offices of
emergency management; the American Red Cross; FEMA—Floodplain; the
Brazos County Health Department; the American Society of Safety
Engineers; Texas Task Force 1; and the United Way of the Brazos
Each organization will have informational tables at which team
members will discuss their efforts related to disaster preparedness
and tips to help Aggies prepare in all capacities—protecting their
homes, families, and pets—in the event of an emergency.
“We believe it is important to educate the public on the hazards
related to those events,” said Judlyn Telesford-Checkley, Superfund
Center administrator. “The ultimate message is awareness and
preparation: know the potential hazards and take the necessary
steps to protect yourself against them. Being prepared can make the
difference between life and death.”
The event is free and open to the public.
The Texas A&M Superfund Research Center is a National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-funded program
comprising researchers from across the Texas A&M campus and
several other academic centers that aims to comprehensively
evaluate hazards of exposures to chemical mixtures and potential
adverse health impacts to those affected by natural disasters, such
as hurricanes. A goal of the center is to develop better, faster,
more informative tools that can aid in decision-making for planning
and response to environmental contamination events.
For more information, contact Telesford-Checkley at email@example.com
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