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“Emergency Preparedness -Then and Now”

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A community family preparedness day titled “Emergency Preparedness -Then and Now” will take place at the Rockfish Valley Community Center, on Sunday, Sept 21st from noon to 4 p.m. The “then” of the title refers to the state of emergency preparedness back in 1969 when Hurricane Camille devastated Nelson County and more than 150 people were lost. Along with exhibits and demonstrations, there will be a strong Camille history presence with the Nelson County Historical Society and rescue workers who responded to that 1969 disaster. Speakers include: author Stefan Bechtel, reading from his book “Roar of The Heavens”; Newsplex weatherman Travis Koshko, speaking on hurricanes in Virginia: and state geologist David Spears, speaking on the geology of mudslides in Virginia. For more information, visit hurricanecamille.org/preparedness.


September 21
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Rockfish Valley Community Center
190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA United States
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