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Tribal senior center hosts training for disaster preparation

Being prepared is no longer exclusively a Boy Scout thing.

It works for senior citizens as well.

That's why the Swinomish Senior Center was the site of a three-hour community disaster preparedness training program last Friday.

Tribal Community Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Geer and Swinomish EMC specialist Keri Cleary led the interactive session, which focused on how to prepare for a wide range of disaster scenarios.

"A disaster is anything that overwhelms your immediate resources," Geer said.

By definition, then, Western Washington disaster threats include but are not limited to eart...


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