SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) — WKRG is partnering with Humana and the City of Saraland for a Weather Aware for Seniors Expo at the Saraland Civic Center on Thursday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Area seniors will learn how to prepare and respond when a severe weather event approaches the Gulf Coast. WKRG Meteorologist, John Nodar will share how he tracks storms and offer advice on how seniors can stay safe!

From Humana, “Humana provides a broad range of plans—from Medicare Advantage plans to prescription drug coverage. It’s coverage that brings a holistic approach to the evolution of health—body, mind and spirit—for overall well-being.  Partnering with WKRG and the City of Saraland to promote safety through weather awareness is part of that holistic approach. Education is key in keeping our members and community safe, especially during Hurricane season.”  

Local businesses will be on hand to answer your questions about being storm ready. Here’s who will be there:

AARP Alabama

400 S. Union Street | Suite 100 Montgomery, AL 36104

AARP Alabama will have information about Disaster Prep Resources, upcoming virtual workshops, fraud prevention and caregiving before during and after a disaster.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/alabama.aarp

AAA – Area Agency on Aging for South Alabama

The South Alabama Regional Planning is the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for South Alabama. For fifty years the AAA has assessed and responded to the needs of older persons in the three-county region in South Alabama.  Depending upon individual circumstances, an older adult and persons with disabilities in South Alabama can receive advice on obtaining needed services and public benefits including disaster assistance, health insurance, legal counseling, a home-delivered meal, help in the home with personal care or household chores, free prescription medications, get information about Alzheimer’s and Dementia services, senior centers, recreation, transportation, local councils on aging, and caregivers can get needed information and respite care.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agingsouthalabama

Felder Shredding

3400 Beltline Park Drive N., Mobile, AL 36617

At Felder Shredding, we specialize in providing customized shredding services to ensure sensitive information is properly handled, destroyed, protected, disposed of or recycled for Commercial and Residential. Felder Services offers a full range of services, including: housekeeping + laundry, dietary management services, shredding and more.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/feldershredding/

Mobile County Emergency Management Agency

Mobile County Emergency Management Agency (MCEMA) is the organization at the local level which is responsible for providing the overall county wide pre-disaster planning and other preparedness programs such as training and exercises for natural and man-made disasters that can affect our community. We own and operate the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) where pre, during and post disaster operations are planned and coordinated among local elected officials and municipalities with the priority or Saving Lives, protecting property and the environment. We coordinate and update the county-wide Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) which is the document that addresses how we will prepare, respond and recover from disasters that happen in Mobile County. We work with all government entities (local, state, & federal), NGOs, private non-profits and community businesses to conduct community mitigation, preparedness, response  and recovery operations to ensure the safety of our citizens. We also work with local elected official to open shelters when necessary and coordinate that the appropriate and timely disaster warning and notifications are released to our citizens allowing them time to make the appropriate decisions ensuring life safety for them and their loved ones. We conduct public awareness campaigns to ensure our citizens are aware of the hazards in their community, teaching them how to develop their disaster plan, disaster supply kit, and have the knowledge to be ready and to evacuate if necessary with the ultimate goal of making sure them and their families will be safe during a disaster.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MobileCountyEMA

Poplar Home Waterproofing

1099 Harrison Ct., Mobile, AL 36695

Poplar Home Waterproofing LLC is here for all your home waterproofing solutions, big or small! Specializing in Foundation/Structural Repair, Waterproofing and more! Dedicated and conscientious business owners bringing you the quality at fair prices!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poplarhomewaterproofing

Saraland Pharmacy

106-a Saraland Loop, Saraland, AL 36571

Saraland Pharmacy is a full-service pharmacy with delivery to Saraland, Satsuma & Chickasaw areas.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saraland-Pharmacy-1670967993114685

WastePro USA

31020 Jessie Rd, Spanish Fort, AL 36527

WastePro USA offers a variety of services, from Solid Waste Pick Up, Recycling, Bulk Waste, Yard Waste to Household Hazardous Waste. For Commercial Business we offer Waste Collection & Recycling, Dumpster Rental, Transfer & Landfill Services. At WastePro USA, we feel “People make the difference and caring never goes to waste.”

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wasteprousacorp