Janice Henry, a community health nurse at Loretto Hospital, 645 S. Central, talks with residents at a Jan. 15 public forum at the hospital about what to do in the Austin community if a disaster strikes. Henry hosted the event at Loretto in conjunction with the Westside Ministers Coalition and American Red Cross. Certain facilities in the Austin community could be used themselves as a disaster shelter, Henry explained. For more information about that and/or other tips concerning what to do in a disaster contact the Westside Ministers Coalition: 773-261-0207.

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