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Local lawmaker to host virtual Red Cross Emergency Preparedness training class

Members of the Newtown state legislative delegation are co-hosting a virtual Red Cross Emergency Preparedness training class on Tuesday.  State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky and Tony Scott, along with the American Red Cross, will detail easy-to-do steps in advance of an emergency to ensure residents can withstand a crisis safely with minimal discomfort.  The lawmakers say Newtown has had its share of natural disasters in recent years, including Tropical Storm Irene, the 2018 tornado-like windstorm that cut a path of destruction along the north side of town and Tropical Storm Isaias.  In each case, thousands were left without power and individual and town losses were in the millions of dollars.  Tuesday's training will be at 6:30pm via Zoom.  The 'Be Red Cross Ready' training is a national, standardized preparedness education program for adults taught by a certified Red Cross presenter. The curriculum is designed to help people understand, prepare for, and respond appropriately to year-round disasters like home fires and local hazards like hurricanes.

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