In an effort to meet the challenge of changing climate, Atlantic Cape May County Sustainable Jersey Regional Hub will present the second of a two-part virtual event focusing on what communities can do to be more resilient in the face of emergencies such as flooding and wildfires. The event will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 via the Zoom online meeting platform.

The event, which had originally been planned as an in-person workshop in March, was postponed due to the pandemic. The first part was held Aug. 29 and focused on flooding resilience. A recording can be accessed from the Hub Facebook page

This second session feature Bill Brash of the New Jersey Fire Safety Council who will talk about wildfire hazards, risks and the resources available to help communities. Dave Chiddenton and Charles Damiani of Waterford Township will highlight steps their municipality has taken to successfully prepare for this type of emergency, and Lauren Skowronski of Sustainable Jersey will address communicating essential information during an emergency.

The Atlantic Cape May Sustainable Jersey Hub was formed to support local green teams, but hub events are always open to the public. The information not only applies to green teams, but also to municipal and emergency management officials and elected leaders. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.