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Severe Weather Spotter Training & Health and Safety Expo
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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 2020 New Lenox Severe Weather Spotter Training / Health and Safety Expo. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 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 Touch-a-Truck Event will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and will feature vehicles from approximately 10 organizations. Families will enjoy seeing the armored “Bear” vehicle from the Will County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Group and a high-tech mobile command center from the Will County Emergency Management Agency. There will also be vehicles from New Lenox Public Works, Homer Tree Service, New Lenox Police Department and more!

The FREE Severe Weather Spotter Training will be held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. 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/basic-weather-spotting-for-severe-weather-tickets-85638650509?aff=erelexpmlt

Those in attendance will also receive a chance to win some great preparedness-related prizes as well!