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Improve your disaster response instincts with county's 'Prepare to Survive' eSeries
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Improve your disaster response instincts with county's 'Prepare to Survive' eSeries

Pinellas County, Florida -- In the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster, residents can learn how to become part of the disaster response. Join eSeries: Prepare to Survive at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, as host Tom Iovino interviews Captain Larry Thompson of Lealman Fire Rescue. Thompson will talk about Citizen Emergency Response Teams, how they are formed and what duties they have after a disaster.

A live blog feature will open at www.pinellascounty.org/eseries before the presentation begins at 7 p.m. Those interested in submitting a question for consideration can log in and enter their question into the blog window. Questions that meet the terms of participation will be posted.

Since the show is only 15 minutes long, not all questions may be answered on air. Unanswered questions will be answered and posted online after the event.

Prepare to Survive can also be seen on PCC-TV (Bright House Channel 622, Knology Channel 18 or Verizon Channel 44). The dates for upcoming Prepare to Survive eSeries presentations are Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. Look for eTownHall: Surviving the Storm 2011 on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Video of the previous eSeries: Prepare to Survive is available on the Pinellas County website and on YouTube at  www.youtube.com/pcctv1.

The eSeries is part of an initiative by Pinellas County to reach a wider audience through the use of emerging technologies with a focus on hurricane preparedness. The county is also using email subscriber lists, emergency text notifications, social media and the new LiveChat featured on www.pinellascounty.org. These efforts supplement conventional outreach initiatives.

For more information Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org or create a shortcut to www.pinellascounty.org/mobile on your cell phone. Pinellas County government is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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