Monmouth and Ocean County Residents:Have you experienced coastal flooding? Do you rely on flood warnings and alerts to know when to prepare? Do you wish you had more information about your flood risk?
Nurture Nature Center, a non-profit organization focusing on flood education, is recruiting participants for two focus groups scheduled for Monday, November 3rd at the Brick Township Library, as part of a research project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about the use of National Weather Service flood forecast and warning tools.
Participants should live in Monmouth or Ocean Counties and be at least 18 years of age. Participants will be asked to answer questions and provide input about various flood warning tools and products issued by the National Weather Service. Each participant will receive $30 for their time. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Register online at socialscience.focusonfloods.org or call 610-253-4432.
Please indicate which session you would like to attend when you register:
Session #1: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Session #2: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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