Preparing for disaster: Red Cross experts share advice at Paso Robles meeting

The local chapter of the American Red Cross and PG&E are joining forces to educate the public in disaster preparedness at a meeting set for Wednesday at the Senior Citizens Center in Paso Robles, 270 Scott Street.

The partnership, called Ready Neighborhoods Central Coast, will offer information dealing with emergencies such as house fires, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, wild fires, floods and power outages.

Scheduled speakers include PG&E representative Natalie Schafer; Loren Leidinger, executive director of the San Luis Obispo County chapter of the American Red Cross; and Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.

For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit the Red Cross website at www.redcrosscentralcoast.org or call 805-543-0696.