The SWVPP sponsored a “Winter Safety Seminar” on November 7,2013. Held at the Beckley Dream Center, the seminar was conducted from 9:00 am –noon and covered a number of topics related to winter weather preparedness. FaithBorden from the National Weather Service (NWS) updated attendees on thenumerous tools the NWS use to keep citizens updated concerning weather –relatedincidents. Kevin Taylor discussed the necessity of taking basic steps to beprepared for emergency situation, not only for yourself and family, but foryour pets as well. Lastly, the issue of emergency sheltering was addressed atlength. Representatives from the Dream Center, Commission on Aging, CommunityAction, as well as the Humane Society shared information concerning theirfacilities and the services they provide during emergency situations. All inall, it was a great event, one that brought a large number together to discussissues that are vital to our community.