The Woodward News

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July 7, 2012

Local agencies team to give away weather radios

Woodward, Okla. — The American Red Cross has partnered with CF Industries to give away free weather radios to Woodward area residents.

The event will be held Friday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Living Word Fellowship Church. Attendees will receive hot dogs, refreshments, free weather radios and other tips for disaster preparedness.

"After the storm in Woodward a couple months ago we decided we wanted to help the community be more prepared for an event like that," said Kayla Costner with Red Cross.

Mark Jensen, plant manager of CF Industries, said the company partnered with the Red Cross to supply weather radios to the Woodward Community because it supports one of the company's core values, which is safety.

"Weather alerts and disaster preparedness tips enable Woodward residents to seek shelter and protect themselves from the types of devastating storms that struck our community in April. In short, emergency preparedness will save lives," Jensen said.

The main goal of the July 13 radio giveaway event is to improve safety and community preparedness for weather related events, he said.

Costner said the Red Cross is targeting the giveaway toward residents in Woodward and Ellis counties since those were the areas hit hardest by the April 15 tornado. To ensure that you get a free weather radio, you can pre-register for the event on the Red Cross website, okc.redcross.org.

 

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