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Hal Lowder, Emergency Medical Services for the City of Whiteville presents interactive program on community readiness for natural disasters June 15

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville welcomes Hal Lowder, Director of Emergency Services for the City of Whiteville, for an interactive program on Saturday, June 15 from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m.

Hal Lowder is the Director of Emergency Services for the City of Whiteville

Hal Lowder is the Director of Emergency Services for the City of Whiteville

Community readiness for natural disasters requires identifying resources and expertise in advance and understanding how these can be accessed in times of need. Attendants will explore the science of storms and learn ways to prepare for, respond to and recover from severe weather events. No registration is required for this free program.

Hal Lowder is the Director of Emergency Services for the City of Whiteville. Lowder has served in various areas of public safety; among them emergency medicine, fire services, law enforcement and emergency management. Prior to coming to Whiteville, he was employed by the Georgia Department of Public Safety and the Metro-Atlanta Fire Department. Lowder was assigned to incident management teams during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Hurricane Hugo recovery in St. Croix, Hurricane Katrina recovery in New Orleans and was deployed during the Haiti earthquake. He also served in the United States Army with the 89th Military Police Brigade in Southwest Asia during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, please contact the Museum at 910.914.4185 or whiteville@naturalsciences.org.

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Stuart Rogers