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Expo Helps Prepare Attendees For Disasters

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By Aimee Burnett

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The Survival Gardening and Disaster Preparedness Expo is at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Disaster can strike in a moment’s notice... whether it's tornadoes, floods, mudslides... or the less severe power outages and droughts.

This leaves the question... Are you prepared?

"It's always better to be ready in case of an emergency, and if it never comes, then so be it, but if you're prepared and something happens, then you can survive," explains Bill Knopp, Director of Marketing, Knopi Enterprises.

Vendors, world class speakers and authors are part of the emergency preparedness expo.

They’re tackling everything from the Mittleider Gardening System to techniques that can double your crop yield... and the latest food production trend... Aquaponics.

"Aquaponics is you have a system where the fish feed and they are fed every day, and you keep them in a controlled environment. And, then the water goes through a system and feeds the plants that are above that," explains Deborah Knopp, show coordinator.

Sanitation, water purification, solar power, and herbal remedies are just a few things you'll be able to learn more about.

"What would you do if you had a medical emergency? We need to know how to take care of neighbors and family, and just knowledge is power in being able to serve and help each other. I think it just gives you peace of mind, when you know you're prepared in case there is an emergency," Deborah says.

Preparing for the worst... hoping for the best.

The expo started Friday morning at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds.

Doors are open from nine to six Saturday, and it's only five dollars to attend.


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