Prepare Before Disasters Strike in Christian County

Older adults are disproportionately impacted by disasters, often representing the majority of fatalities resulting from extreme weather, natural hazards and public emergencies.

The Pennyrile Area Development District, the American Red Cross and AARP Kentucky are joining forces to help older adults prepare before disaster strikes (flooding, severe weather, and home fires). Local residents at the forum will be eligible to register for smoke detector installation with the American Red Cross. AARP Kentucky is providing resources to secure important personal documents (personal ID documents, financial/legal documents, and medical records) in the event of an emergency evacuation of their home due to a natural disaster or emergency.

Who:  Pennyrile Area Development District, American Red Cross, AARP Kentucky, and invited local county, state and federal officials.
What:  Community Disaster Preparedness Training
Where:  Center Christian County Senior Center
 1402 W. 7th Street Hopkinsville 42240 (270) 886-8885
When:  Wednesday, August 16 | Speakers begin presentations 10:30 a.m. CT
Media availability for presenters 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. CT
Why:  Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging, the American Red Cross, First Responders, and AARP Kentucky are hosting this public forum especially for older residents to learn more about preparing for emergencies, what hazards affecting area, and steps to take to protect yourself and family before disaster strikes.

To view and download the Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection to Older Adults, visit To view, download or request a print copy of the AARP Disaster Resilience Tool Kit, visit