The Sarpy County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at Nebraska Medicine Bellevue.
The committee is a gathering of organizations, agencies and citizens who have an interest in hazardous materials safety. As a group, the LEPC is tasked with identifying potential risks from chemicals stored in and/or transported throughout our communities. The LEPC seeks ways to help minimize the risk, prevent accidents, and assist in the development of plans to deal with a chemical emergency.
Education and community outreach is another core component of the LEPC. Through the LEPC, the public will be able to seek out information about chemicals in their communities and learn how to safely shelter in place.
The public is encouraged to attend the meetings.