Weather Ready Mattapoisett presentation

Oct 13, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Weather Ready Mattapoisett, an organization of local officials and citizens concerned about future flooding in town, invites townspeople interested in learning how the community is preparing for climate change to the group and the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Old Hammondtown School at 20 Shaw St.

This event will include an introduction to the work Weather Ready Mattapoisett is doing, including a discussion about how residents can protect their drinking water and wastewater systems. Speakers will look at how the town is preparing for emergencies and what citizens can do to help.

A highlight of the evening will be the “world premier” of the Mattapoisett preparedness video, which was produced by the town, and a video of survivor stories from the 1938 storm and Hurricane Bob, which was produced by Old Rochester Community Television.

Information will be available to make sure every citizen in Mattapoisett is ready for the next hurricane, winter storm or other emergency. Materials will be available about how to download emergency alerts, create communication plans and how to prepare homes before an emergency.

Among other things, the Weather Ready group has put together pictures and stories from past hurricanes and created a collection of before and after photos, including pictures from the 1938 hurricane.