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CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

PRESS RELEASE

CJCFPD Training Facility, 4175 US 40 HWY, Blue Springs, MO P: 816.229.9118 eoc@cjcfpd.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: May 31, 2012

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Public Information Officer

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Weather radio programming and CodeRED signup event

CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency is teaming up with Chief Meteorologist Chris Suhan to host a weather radio programming and CodeRED signup event.

The event will be on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at Price Chopper North, 1100 NW Highway 7, Blue Springs, MO.

“We encourage everyone to bring their weather radios or purchase one at the event and have it programmed to our area so you can keep up to date with the latest weather alerts for Jackson County,” said Todd Farley, Emergency Management Director for the Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency. “You can also sign up for our CodeRED Emergency Notification System and receive information on how to start your own Family Emergency Plan.”

Project Community Alert (PCA) is a community-wide effort to distribute weather alert radios. The Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee (MEMC) has partnered with Price Chopper grocery stores to sell the radios at a special price, $29.95. To locate a store near you, visit www.mypricechopper.com and click on "Store Locator." To learn more about the program, visit www.preparemetrokc.com.

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