Pine Jog Elementary Students to Conduct Hurricane Preparedness Simulation

Schools and Libraries

September 10, 2013

From: School District Of Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, FL - Pine Jog Elementary students will be conducting a hurricane preparedness simulation at the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center to prepare for and recover from the wrath of fictitious Hurricane that will sweep through their community.

Throughout the exercise, the students will be confronted with an assortment of problems that they will need to resolve through collaboration and hard work. The exercise is part of StormZone, a school-based educational program that helps students understand the importance of advance preparation when confronted with a natural disaster such as a hurricane.

Students form their own local government and simulate a fictitious hurricane slamming into their town. The students will be reenacting their classroom experience at the operations center.

When: Thursday, September, 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center - 20 South Military Trail, WPB, FL 33415

Visit www.stormzone.us for more about the program.

For more information about the simulation, contact Fred Barch at (561) 656-5421 or via email him at fred.barch@palmbeachschools.org.