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Louisville Metrosafe safety fair prepares residents for emergencies

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Would you know how to react in the event of an emergency?

That was the goal of a safety fair put on today by Louisville Metrosafe.

The event is all about engaging the public, and helping people plan for the worst.

During a train derailment in 2012, Louisville sent out a Code Red alert.

Several residents in Jefferson County had to be evacuated or shelter in place.

Organizers say some people didn't even know what that meant.

"What we like to do is have people come in here to our safety fair, learn about sheltering in place if you have to stay somewhere or learning about evacuating if you have to because of that flood, or because of that tornado, or any kind of disaster that might happen," said Jody Duncan, public information officer for Louisville Metrosafe.

The Code Red alert is a city-wide system in Louisville, keeping people updated during emergencies.

If you'd like to sign up, you can find the link on "The Button."

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