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City of Georgetown: Interactive Dialogue on Community Planning for Flooding

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City of Georgetown: Interactive Dialogue on Community Planning for Flooding

December 5th from 3:00 – 5:00pm at the Coastal Carolina University Georgetown Campus, 903 Front Street, Georgetown. This is a FREE event, but registration is required. Refreshments are provided.

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/32278F2

As part of a NOAA Scientific Transfer grant, this interactive workshop is an opportunity to discuss the issue of flooding in Georgetown County. Participants will simulate community planning and decision making in small groups. Participants will gain familiarity with flooding impacts and solutions, how community decisions are made, and the trade-offs and challenges involved.

Why participate? The City of Georgetown has experienced a major storm or flood every year for the past four years. These events disrupt lives and jobs, damage homes and health, and result in lost business revenue, school days, and more. Participants will opportunity for participants to share their reflections on the workshop and their experiences with recent flooding. Feedback from this workshop will be shared in a report to the general public and county leaders.

Who should attend: Anyone is welcome to attend: concerned citizens, government staff, business owners, community leaders, students, etc.

Questions, please contact: Maeve Snyder at msnyder@belle.baruch.sc.edu or (843) 904 – 9034.

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