Webinar: Hurricane Risks in Southern New England

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 - 10:30

The hurricane season for the Atlantic coast began on June 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a "busy" hurricane season for 2020. As institutions continue to cope with the complexities of COVID, hurricanes unfortunately remain as existential risks to your collections, institutions, and communities.

Join a free virtual presentation by Matthew Belk, Lead Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Boston, Tuesday June 16th at 10:30am to learn more about hurricanes and hurricane preparedness in Southern New England. Register: register.gotowebinar.com/register/5731831488799787023.

The presentation would be valuable for emergency planning in libraries, archives, and museums all types with content about the specific risks from wind, rain, flooding, and tornadoes that are associated with hurricanes in Southern New England. Also included are some historic hurricanes, meteorological factors in forecasting, and tips to better respond. Hosted by staff from Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Mass Library System, and COSTEP MA, a statewide network of cultural heritage and emergency management professionals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.