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Red Cross is better prepared than ever

Red Cross volunteers learned about setting up disaster response shelters and other aspects of disaster preparedness last weekend. The American Red Cross is working with the state of New Mexico and other states as the Department of Defense runs a disaster preparedness program called Vigilant Guard. (Submitted Photo)

The American Red Cross held disaster preparedness training in Roswell last weekend. David Chayer, Executive Director of the American Red Cross, El Paso and Southern New Mexico, said the training was intended to work in concert with efforts being made by government agencies to increase emergency preparedness.