OCEAN CITY TO HOST EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE

Ocean City’s Office of Emergency Management will host its sixth Emergency Preparedness Symposium on Thursday, September 16th, from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Ocean City High School Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center, 501 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City.

This year the evening will feature the debut of a new Emergency Preparedness video project “It Could Happen Here; Preparing America’s Greatest Family Resort” produced and directed by Steve Trauger from Seriously Total Video Productions and TV/AV Facility Engineer for Ocean City High School.

Attendees to the Symposium will have an opportunity to view vendor display tables from 6:00-7:00 PM and the video premier will begin at 7:15pm.  Immediately following the video premier, an interactive discussion will take place with a distinguished panel of seasoned veterans in meteorology which includes Dan Skeldon from News Center 40 who will serve as the panel’s moderator.  In addition, Jim Eberwine, retired Senior Meteorologist from the Mt. Holly National Weather Service will all be in attendance to address the public about the devastating effects a hurricane could have on the Jersey shore, and wh at steps we can take to prepare ourselves.

The need for effective and practical emergency planning at all levels of government was put to the test this past year with the unprecedented number of nor’easters and blizzards that were experienced in Cape May County.  This area was hit with six storms that included a ten year storm event in the months from September 2009 through March of 2010 and that resulted in four presidential declarations for our region.  These storms caused mass power outages, torrential rain, severe flooding, record snowfall and interrupted city services in many areas throughout Cape May County.   Emergency shelters were needed and assistance was given from the County and State levels of OEM.

All residents and business owners are encouraged to attend this important and informative symposium.  Admission is free. For more information, please call 609-399-0202.

Ocean City’s Office of Emergency Management will host its sixth Emergency Preparedness Symposium on Thursday, September 16th, from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Ocean City High School Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center, 501 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City.

This year the evening will feature the debut of a new Emergency Preparedness video project “It Could Happen Here; Preparing America’s Greatest Family Resort” produced and directed by Steve Trauger from Seriously Total Video Productions and TV/AV Facility Engineer for Ocean City High School.

Attendees to the Symposium will have an opportunity to view vendor display tables from 6:00-7:00 PM and the video premier will begin at 7:15pm.  Immediately following the video premier, an interactive discussion will take place with a distinguished panel of seasoned veterans in meteorology which includes Dan Skeldon from News Center 40 who will serve as the panel’s moderator.  In addition, Jim Eberwine, retired Senior Meteorologist from the Mt. Holly National Weather Service will all be in attendance to address the public about the devastating effects a hurricane could have on the Jersey shore, and wh at steps we can take to prepare ourselves.

The need for effective and practical emergency planning at all levels of government was put to the test this past year with the unprecedented number of nor’easters and blizzards that were experienced in Cape May County.  This area was hit with six storms that included a ten year storm event in the months from September 2009 through March of 2010 and that resulted in four presidential declarations for our region.  These storms caused mass power outages, torrential rain, severe flooding, record snowfall and interrupted city services in many areas throughout Cape May County.   Emergency shelters were needed and assistance was given from the County and State levels of OEM.

All residents and business owners are encouraged to attend this important and informative symposium.  Admission is free. For more information, please call 609-399-0202.

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