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Lewes Resident Flood Risk Awareness and Preparedness Workshop set March 6

Space is limited
Feb 25, 2014

The City of Lewes Mitigation Planning Team, in partnership with Delaware Sea Grant, will hold a public workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in Cannon Lab Room 104 at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.

Deputy Mayor Ted Becker will present opening remarks and Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant’s coastal hazard specialist, will share information on understanding flood risk, including an overview of historic and current flood hazards in Lewes. Cpl. Chatham Marsch, Lewes Police Department, and Darrin Gordon, Lewes Board of Public Works, will discuss how residents should prepare in advance of a flood emergency situation, and how the City of Lewes prepares for a flood event.

In commemoration of the 52nd anniversary of the March ’62 storm, a screening of the film “The ’62 Storm - Delaware’s Shared Response” will follow the discussion session. Space is limited. Lewes residents wishing to attend should contact Lisa Dorey at 302-645-4234 or via email at dorey@udel.edu by March 3.

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