Friday, November 07, 2008
sponsored by Jake's Furnishings

Tornado-chasing presentation Saturday at Elkhart Grade School

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[November 07, 2008]  ELKHART -- The Chasing4Life Multi-Hazard Education Tour will be stopping in Elkhart on Saturday. Director Eddy Weiss and his chasing vehicle, Dorothy, and the storm chasing team will be giving a presentation on tornadoes and preparedness at the old Elkhart School from 1 until 5 p.m. Weiss and his team are educators helping change the way people view the issue of disaster preparedness.

CivicWith the rise in storm devastation across the country, there is a new trend of visitors flocking to those areas hit hardest to see the aftereffects firsthand. Logan County, also home to the National Weather Service office for central Illinois, is no stranger to weather-related disasters. Elkhart itself has been hit with a tornado in the recent past. Bringing in educators is a great service to the area, countywide.

This event is being sponsored by the Elkhart Public Library with some help from the Logan County ESDA/EMS. For more information, contact the library at 217-947-2313.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]




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