Originally created 11/10/05

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

EMPLOYMENT FAIR: The Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services will hold an Employment Intervention Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at May Park Recreation Center, 622 Fourth St. Employers attending include A Child's Dream Child Care & Learning Center, Acrux Staffing, Adecco, AFLAC, Civic Development, Crowthall Healthcare, Georgia Department of Labor, Goodwill Industries and Kelly Services. For more information, call 721-2786.

EXHIBIT AND PRESENTATION: Harvey Breverman, a State University of New York Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of Buffalo, will give a presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. in W1002 Science Building at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. A reception in his honor will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Gallery. His works on paper will be shown in the gallery through Dec. 8. For more information, call 737-1453.

Business Expo: The Aiken Chamber of Commerce and the staff of Johnson Motor Co. will hold a Small Business Expo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Motor Co., 490 Jefferson Davis Highway, Aiken. The event is free. Call (803) 641-1111 for more information.

Back in time

Today in regional history:

NOV. 10, 1998

Augusta commissioners took the first official step Monday toward alleviating flooding from Rae's Creek in a west Augusta subdivision.

A commission committee voted to hire Cranston, Robertson & Whitehurst P.C. for $47,560 to do an engineering study of the creek in the Willow Lake subdivision off Berckmans Road.

The firm will recommend the best solution to flooding problems that residents fear will bring catastrophe to the neighborhood and Augusta National Golf Course.

The committee's action, applauded by about two dozen Willow Lake residents who attended the meeting, must be approved by the full commission Nov. 17.

In heavy rain, Rae's Creek overflows and seeks its old creek bed through the middle of the subdivision's man-made Willow Lake, flooding part of the subdivision and eroding the lake's banks. The lake is partially surrounded by built-up banks that act as a dam.

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Tornado Safety

Although most tornado activity in Georgia occurs during March through May, October and November represent a secondary peak season.

The Office of Homeland Security and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency urge Georgians to take the responsibility to plan for severe weather, including tornadoes. Recommendations include:

- Know where to take shelter.

- If inside a building, take shelter in the basement, or the most interior room on the lowest floor.

- If outside, look for shelter. If none is available, lie in a ditch or the lowest point on the ground.

- If in a vehicle, get out and take shelter in a ditch of low point.

- If in manufactured housing, leave and take shelter in a sturdy building or in a ditch or low-lying area.

For more information on tornado safety, visit the National Weather Service Web site at www.nws.noaa.gov.

Source: Georgia Emergency Management Agency


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