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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Resource Center to Host Disaster Preparedness Training

Course brings together faith-based organizations and emergency managers


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WRC board member Bret Moser poses with stacks of emergency blankets purchased for the community last spring. In May, the WRC will host a disaster preparedness class for faith-based communities.

WAITSBURG – Last March, the Waitsburg Resource Center board purchased 60 emergency blankets and 100 hand-generated flashlights to aid the community in the case of disaster. The WRC will continue their emergency preparedness efforts by hosting a disaster preparedness course on May 6.

Flood warnings from The National Weather Service for Walla Walla and Columbia counties in February have kept residents on alert this winter. To date, runoff from a high snow pack combined with exceptionally heavy rains have caused significant road damage across the region, but has failed to develop into an all...

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