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North Fork Elementary Fifth Grade Science and Civics Students Take Broward County EOC by Storm

Monday, September 22, 2014
 
WHO:               
North Fork Elementary School fifth grade science and civics students, District and Broward County
Emergency Operations Center staff
 
WHAT:            
Mock hurricane drill at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center
 
WHEN:            
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10 a.m.
 
WHERE:          
Broward County Emergency Operations Center
201 NW 84th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33324
 
WHY:              
60 fifth grade science students from North Fork Elementary School will conduct a hurricane simulation at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center to prepare for and recover from the wrath of fictitious Hurricane Elisa, which will sweep through their community. As part of the drill, students form their own local government and be confronted with an assortment of challenges that they will need to resolve through joint effort 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.

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