Local citizens, groups prepare for worst case scenarios

Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) held an event at the Huffman United Methodist Church Wednesday.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 11:18 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) hosted a presentation focusing on how to respond, deter and prevent disasters in places of worship Wednesday at the Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church.

COAD is a group made up of local organizations and private citizens who strive to be fully prepared in a worst-case scenario.

Pastor Larry Williams who helped organize the event stressed the importance of being fully prepared in these situations. 

"We hope that folks can get a sense that it's not a scare tactic," Williams said. "It's simply thinking ahead and being ready in a proper way."

The event featured presentations from Sheldon Lyon, of the safety council and retired police officer, Jim Conners.

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