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Severe Weather Spotter Training & Health and Safety Expo
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Severe Weather Spotter Training & Health and Safety Expo
Tuesday April 30, 2019
Lincoln-Way West High School
(Performing Arts Center – West Side of Campus)
21701 Gougar Road New Lenox, IL 60451

Health and Safety Expo 5:00pm-7:00pm
Severe Weather Spotter Training 7:00pm-8:30pm

The Village of New Lenox and its Safe Communities America Coalition, in partnership with the National Weather Service Chicago Office, the Will County Emergency Management Agency and Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, are proud to announce the 2019 New Lenox Severe Weather Spotter Training / Health and Safety Expo. The event will be held on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at Lincoln-Way West High School, 21701 Gougar Road New Lenox, IL 60451 in the Performing Arts Center.

The FREE Health and Safety Expo will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm just outside the Performing Arts Center. Visit approximately 50 organizations from the health, safety, fitness, preparedness and emergency response industries. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive free literature, giveaways, and health screenings while visiting the tables.

The FREE Severe Weather Spotter Training will be held from 7:00pm to approximately 8:30pm. The training provides those in attendance with information on what to look for during severe weather season. Attendees will learn about:

• Thunderstorms – lightning, hail, damaging winds, flash flooding and tornadoes;
• Facts and myths about severe weather hazards that impact our area;
• Advisories, watches, and warnings;
• How and where weather spotters can report information from the safety of their homes; and
• Steps that can be taken to prepare for severe weather.

This program is perfect for students (middle school and up), parents, scouting groups, amateur radio operators, emergency services, public works, police, fire, schools and anyone else wishing to learn about severe weather.

For planning purposes, please register via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/severe-weather-spotter-training-the-basics-new-lenox-tickets-53607045115 Those in attendance will also receive a chance to win some great preparedness-related prizes as well!