Are We Ready for Disaster?
There’s no predicting when the Lehigh Valley will see the kind of damaging floods it saw in 2006, or the punishing winds that Superstorm Sandy brought in 2012, but being prepared requires planning now—and your help is needed. The next public meeting to help update the Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St, Easton.
“We want people to tell us about the experiences they’ve had during these times of emergency,” said Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Environmental Planning Director Geoff Reese, who is project manager for the Hazard Mitigation Plan update. “What do they think we need to know to do this plan right?”
The plan is designed not only to provide a roadmap of how to prepare for disaster before it happens, but to make the region’s municipalities eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief funding.
A final public meeting will be held at 7 p.m., July 10, at the Iron Works Municipal Building, Catasauqua.
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This summer children will explore the ocean during Create and Learn. Suggested for children ages 5 - 10, each accompanied by an adult, children will make discoveries about water, fish, coral, jellyfish, and sand. Workshops are scheduled for Wednesdays, 1 - 2:30 pm from June 20 through July 25. Cost is $8 per workshop or $35 for all five workshops if registered at one time. Email email@example.com or call 610-253-4432 to register your child/children for these workshops. ... See MoreSee Less
Boy Scouts are invited to participate in a sustainability merit badge workshop at Nurture Nature Center, Friday, May 4, 7 - 9 pm and the follow-up workshop on Friday, June 8, 7-9 pm. The workshop costs $15. To obtain more information about the merit badge and to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-253-4432 x0. ... See MoreSee Less