MILLBURY — The public is invited to attend a free weather safety seminar sponsored by the Lake Township Police Department, in conjunction with its Neighborhood Watch program. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on April 13 at Lake Township Hall, 27975 Cummings Road.
WTVG Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback will present the hour-long program. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the meteorologist.
Police Chief Mark Hummer said this year’s program will be a restart of an annual event that was put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
“Since we started the Neighborhood Watch program, we’ve been offering this training in the spring,” Hummer said. “Things have changed in the past 12 years since the deadly tornado hit the township in June 2010, and we want our area residents to have the most up-to-date information on tornado and severe storm safety.”
The June 2010 EF4 tornado killed seven people in Lake Township and caused extensive property damage across the township. This tornado first touched down in Moline before touching down again in Millbury. Along the way, he destroyed the township police department building and Lake High School.
“People who lived in this area at this time are acutely aware of how dangerous storms are. We want our residents to be as safe as possible, so we are offering this seminar before the peak of storm season,” Hummer said. .
There is no pre-registration required for the seminar.
Further information about the session can be obtained by contacting Ron Craig, Community Policing Officer and Police Department Crime Prevention Officer, at 419-481-6354.