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August 31, 2011

Metro, All Ready STL, and the American Red Cross Kick Off Emergency Preparedness Month September 1st

Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

Hazardous weather, power outages, and other emergencies can strike at any time. That is why Metro is partnering with All Ready STL and the American Red Cross to help St. Louis area residents learn how to prepare for all types of urgent situations whether they are at home, at work, or traveling in between. On Thursday, Sept. 1, Metro and Red Cross volunteers will distribute emergency preparedness information at several of the busiest public transit locations around the bi-state area.

September 1 from 6 to 8 a.m. emergency preparedness information will be distributed at the following MetroLink and MetroBus locations: Central West End, Civic Center, North Hanley, and Fairview Heights. From 2 to 5 p.m., information will be offered at Central West End, and the Riverview Hall MetroBus Transfer Center.

September 12 from 6 to 8 a.m. volunteers will be at the Clayton and Forest Park/DeBaliviere MetroLink Station and MetroBus locations.

September 19 from 6 to 8 a.m. customers will receive emergency preparedness information at the Emerson Park and Shrewsbury MetroLink and MetroBus locations.

Metro riders can register to win one of four Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kits to be given away during the month of September. Limit one entry per person. Register online or by mailing the entry form to Metro, 707 N. 1st Street, Mailstop #146, St. Louis, MO 63102.

The drawings will occur on 9/9/11, 9/16/11, 9/23/11, and 9/30/11. The weekly winner will be notified by phone or e-mail.

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