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Lunch and Learn sessions offer guidance on safety, emergency preparedness

Posted December 30, 2021 at 12:33 pm     Category: Emergency ManagementNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Community members interested in learning ways they can prepare to stay safe in the face of potential disasters have an opportunity to do so through Lunch and Learn events in 2022.

Starting January 4, staff with New Hanover County Emergency Management will hold free, monthly ReadyNHC seminars that are open to the public, focused on various ways to be ready for things like winter weather, hurricanes, flooding, extreme heat and more. Community members are encouraged to bring their lunch with them to the events, all of which will start at 11:30 a.m.

“Being a coastal community, residents in New Hanover County face a variety of potential threats related to storms coming off the ocean and other everyday issues like fire and heat,” said Emergency Management Assistant Director Anna McRay. “These Lunch and Learn events are a great way to remind people of things they can do now to be ready in case something does happen. We’ll start with winter weather and work our way toward summer heat – preparing you all along the way for anything that may come.”

The lunch and learn sessions for the first half of the year are as follows:

  • January 4: Winter Weather Safety & Preparedness at Pine Valley Library (3802 S College Rd)
  • February 1: Spring Safety & Flooding Awareness at Pine Valley Library (3802 S College Rd)
  • March 1: Severe Weather Awareness and Lightning Safety at Pine Valley Library (3802 S College Rd)
  • April 6: Fire Safety; Wildland/Urban Interface Awareness at the Government Center (230 Government Center Drive, in the HR Training Rooms)
  • May 11: Hurricane & Tropical Weather Awareness at the Government Center (230 Government Center Drive, in the HR Training Rooms)
  • June 9: Pet Preparedness at the Government Center (230 Government Center Drive, in Finance Room 500)
  • July 6: Extreme Heat and Beach Safety at the Government Center (230 Government Center Drive, in the HR Training Rooms)

Additional Lunch and Learn sessions for August-December will be announced later in 2022.

For more information on these trainings or how to prepare for a potential natural or man-made disaster, visit New Hanover County Emergency Management.

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