Being Prepared

PREPARING FOR THE NEXT EMERGENCY

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LITCHFIELD — As we enter another winter season, the memory of last years’ storms is still fresh in our minds.  When such crises strike, people will want to help, but if they are untrained and unprepared but may not know what to do.

On Wednesday, November 14, at 7PM, Transition Litchfield is offering a film at the Litchfield Community Center about how community members can learn to prepare for and respond to emergencies before disaster strikes.  In the TED talk, “How to Step up in the Face of Disaster,” Catria and Morgan O’Neill, tell the story of a freak tornado hitting their Massachusetts hometown.  Morgan O’Neill was pursuing her PhD in atmospheric science, but that did not prepare her to coordinate a local relief effort.  She and her sister Catria were not experts in disaster recovery, but they learned quickly.  They are now teaching other towns to do the same through the website Recovers.org.

The public is invited to come at 6:30 for refreshments and social time, to view the film at 7PM, and stay for discussion afterwards.  The program is free, but contributions to the Community Center are welcome.

Transition Litchfield is building awareness about the long term health of our community with inclusive conversations about developing local resilience and sustainability.  Contact them at transitionlitchfield@gmail.com or visit www.transitionlitchfield.org

Transition Litchfield 

Building awareness about the long term health of our community with inclusive conversations about developing local resilience and sustainability

Kay Carroll,  James Fischer, Andy Graves, Lynn Fulkerson, Sarai Gutierrez, Patricia Lapidus, Barbara Putnam, Joan Spear

We are on the web at www.transitionlitchfield.org and on Facebook as Transition Litchfield

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