SAN JOSE — A town hall meeting on disaster preparedness will be held on Tuesday, July 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Yu-Ai Kai, 588 N. 4th St. (near Jackson) in San Jose Japantown.

After devastating events like the Tohoku earthquake/tsunami, it is evident that being prepared ahead of time for a disaster is imperative in keeping the community safe and able to act. Learn more about what to do during a disaster and how to respond as a united community at this town hall meeting. 

Expert speakers Rich Saito, a retired police lieutenant, and Jim McClure, a retired fire captain, will be joined by special guest Dr. Martin Griss of the Carnegie Mellon University Disaster Management Initiative, who will speak about how to use technology and social media in disaster management.

Sponsored by the Japantown Community Congress of San Jose and Yu-Ai Kai Community Senior Service.

Free admission. Light refreshments provided.

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