Saturday May 5th the American Legion will be recognizing the fallen gold star veterans of Lawrence. The event will take place at the American Legion post (130 East St. Joseph, Lawrence, Michigan 49064) at 10:00 am. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
With Gov. Rick Snyder declaring Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week from April 8-14, emergency management partners statewide are encouraging Michiganders to conduct a statewide tornado drill at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 11.
All businesses, organizations, families and individuals are welcome to participate in the voluntary statewide preparedness activity. Nearly all state of Michigan facilities will be participating.
While tornadoes can occur any time of the year, they are especially common during the late spring and early summer months. As one of nature’s most violent storms, they can devastate homes and property in just seconds. The average lead time for tornadoes to develop is 10 to 15 minutes, which means residents need to be ready to react quickly when a warning is issued.
A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating)
During a Tornado
With tornadoes having the ability to touch down in a matter of minutes, Michigan residents need to be prepared to quickly react and launch an emergency plan.
Once a tornado passes through your area, make sure all family members are safe and secure. Afterward, assess damages and stay safe by following the appropriate steps:
Use the food and water supply in your emergency preparedness kit for your family if power is out.
Tornadoes not only put stress on people, but also on family pets. Tornadoes often produce anxiety, fear and a need to escape for pets. Flying debris and high winds can also leave pets susceptible to injury if they are left unprotected outside. Make sure to take preparedness measures for pets before, during and after a tornado.
Preparing your pet for a tornado:
During a tornado:
After a tornado:
American Red Cross Tornado App
The American Red Cross Tornado App provides users local and real-time NOAA tornado watch and warning alerts—whether it’s the community where they live or places where friends and loved ones live. It also gives instant access to information on what to do before, during and after tornadoes. The app is free and available in English and Spanish. It’s designed for iPhone, iPad and Android smart phones and tablets.
For more information about the Tornado App, go to www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/tornado-app.
Do 1 Thing is a national nonprofit organization that encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to prepare for all hazards and to become disaster resilient.
This award-winning nonprofit is not an awareness program, but a call to action. Their curriculum is based on research into the reasons people don’t prepare and designed to overcome those barriers, including:
The basis of the call to action is 12 monthly fact sheets—12 steps—that cover different areas of emergency preparedness. Each fact sheet has a goal and a “what/why” statement that is designed to motivate people to act.
Through community partners, Do 1 Thing curriculum is designed to be turnkey system for any community or organization. Organizations with limited resources can easily incorporate the preparedness materials.
In addition, Do 1 Thing Business is designed to overcome the barriers that keep small and medium-sized organizations from preparing for a disaster. Many small businesses and nonprofits feel that they don’t have the resources—time, money or expertise—to create a continuity plan.
To learn more about making your community more resilient, go to www.do1thing.com.
This is a friendly reminder that there is a History of Lawrence scheduled at the Conference Center on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for 150 people.
Your set up is as follows:
LCD Projector and Laptop Computer
Microphone and Podium
Village of Lawrence Committee Meetings Posting
(Unless indicated otherwise, all meetings are held at the Village Hall)
Regular Meetings This Month
|Administration Committee (3rd Tuesday)||Tuesday, March 20th, 6:00pm|
|Community Development Committee (1st Thursday)||Thursday, April 5th, 6:00pm|
|DDA (4th Wednesday)||Wednesday, April 25th, 7:00pm|
|LDFA (4th Wednesday)||Wednesday, April 25th, 6:00 pm|
|Joint Parks & Rec Committee Meeting@ Lawrence Township Hall||Sunday, April 21th, 9:00am|
|Ox Roast Committee||Thursday, March 15th, at 6:00pm|
|Personnel Committee||Tuesday, March 27th, 6:00pm|
|Planning Commission (4th Monday)||Monday, March 23th, 7:00pm|
|Public Service Meeting (1st Monday)||Wednesday, April 4th, 6:00pm|
|Regular Council Meeting (2nd Tuesday)||Tuesday, April 10th, 7:00pm|
|Joint Parks and Rec @ Township Hall (Public Hearing)||Saturday, March 17th, 9:00 am|
If you are experiencing a water or sewer emergency outside of normal Village business hours, please contact the Department if Public Works at 269-312-4040.
Administrative Assistant, Village of Lawrence. Full-time position M-F, occasional evening meeting. Ideal candidate is customer focused, can multi-task comfortably, has AP/AR experience, and has expertise in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and BS&A (AP/AR/Payroll). Responsibilities include general office tasks (phones, mail, supplies, calendars, correspondence, and records management), customer relations (residents, staff, Village Council/Committees), bookkeeping (BS&A), all aspects of utility billing and serve as member of the Administrative Committee. Salary range: $14-16/hr. Application / job description available at www.lawrencemi.org. Application deadline: March 16. Cover Letter and Resume can be submitted to email@example.com
This is an awareness level course for a wide audience. Tornadoes
can strike anywhere within the United States, consequently every
community needs to be ready for hazards associated with them. This
course will fulfill the goals of the “whole community” approach to
emergency management, with participants consisting of members
from all sectors of the community. Multiple core capabilities will
be addressed, with particular emphasis on “public information and
warning” and “threats and hazard identification.” Participants who
represent different sectors such as mass care services, health and
social services, operational communications, critical transportation,
and planning would further expand the reach of this course to other
corresponding core capabilities.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
This course is targeted for a broad cross section of
professionals involved in emergency management, fire
services, local and/ or state government officials, planners,
developers, business and education.
✓✓ Governmental administrative
✓✓ Emergency management
✓✓ Law enforcement
✓✓ Fire Services
✓✓ Small businesses
✓✓ Community organizations
✓✓ At risk households
As a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, the NDPTC is a DHS/
FEMA training partner dedicated to providing critical all-hazards training throughout
the United States and its territories with an emphasis on natural hazards and island and
828 Fort Street Mall • Suite 320 • Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.956-0600 Fax: 808.536-9110
LOCATION AND DETAILS:
Berrien County Conference Center
2149 E Napier Rd.
Benton Harbor,MI 49022
March 05, 2018
8am – 5pm
Berrien County Sheriff’s Office
FOR REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE CONTACT:
January 2018 Meeting Notice
We will be closed Monday, January 1st, in celebration of the holiday.
We will be open regular business hours on Tuesday, January 2nd.
Wishing you a happy and safe New Year!