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Severe Weather Spotter Training, Health & Safety Expo to be Held at Lincoln-Way West

A training session and expo will be offered at Lincoln-Way West High School.

Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Aspiring weather spotters and those interested in information on health and safety might want to stop by Lincoln-Way West High School March 5

The Severe Weather Spotter Seminar will run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Health and Safety Expo goes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"Thunderstorms pose a number of life-threatening hazards including lightning, hail, damaging winds, flash flooding and tornadoes," according to the course description for the weather spotter training. "Preparedness is the key to surviving a weather disaster. Learn the facts and myths about the severe weather hazards that impact our area. Learn how to monitor the weather, how to receive and understand watches and warnings, and how to protect yourself, your family and co-workers from tornadoes and other storm hazards.

The program is appropriate for all ages from middle school up. Participants are asked to RSVP at 815-723-1455.

The Health and Safety Expo will feature about 50 organizations providing information related to health, safety, fitness, preparedness and emergency response.

"Pick-up literature, giveaways and speak to the experts to find out what's new with their organizations," the expo description said.

For questions or additional information on the Health and Safety Expo, contact Daniel Martin, the Public Safety Division Chief at the New Lenox Police Department, at 815-462-6100.

The two programs will be held in the high school's performing arts center. The programs are sponsored by the New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition and Citizen Corps Council, in partnership with the National Weather Service, Will County Emergency Management Agency and Lincoln-Way School District 210.

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