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March 26, 2014

Red Cross sets preparedness education events across state

ENID, Okla. — Spring can be one of the busiest seasons for the American Red Cross, with severe weather causing tornadoes and floods that affect communities across the state of Oklahoma.

The Red Cross will be holding preparedness education events across the state in the coming days.

Public Library of Enid and Garfield County will be the site of information 5:30 p.m. March 27. Information will include how to build a preparedness kit, what to do if a tornado is approaching and how to respond in the aftermath.

To get more information on preparing for disasters, go online to www.red cross.org.

Residents also are encouraged to download the free Red Cross tornado app available for iPhone and Android devices.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, call (580) 234-6313, or email mholmes @enid.org.

The library, 120 W. Maine, is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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