AARP Idaho to Host FEMA Experts for Disaster Preparedness Discussion

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – AARP Idaho is hosting a virtual town hall on Monday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to noon (MT), to discuss disaster and major emergency preparedness.

Willie Nunn, regional administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Brad Richy, director of the Idaho Office of Emergency Management, will discuss the different types of potential crises in Idaho, including wildfires, excessive heat, drought and earthquakes, as well as ways to better prepare families. They will also be available to answer any questions auditors statewide may have. AARP Idaho Director Lupe Wissel will moderate the discussion.

“Evidence continues to show that older adults are more susceptible to and disproportionately affected by natural disasters, including extreme heat,” said AARP Idaho State Director Lupe Wissel. “Conversations like this are important to keeping Idaho’s most vulnerable residents safe and meeting their disaster needs.”

With wildfires in the west, persistent drought and excessive heat blanketing the country, this is a timely discussion for residents of all ages.

The one-hour statewide town hall is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. MT. Participants can join by calling toll-free 866-767-0637 or pre-register by visiting https://vekeo.com/aarpidaho/. The conversation will also be streamed live on the AARP Idaho Facebook page.

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