A lifelong resident of Absecon Island who now works in the city that she calls home, Ventnor Office of Emergency Management (EM) Coordinator Donna Peterson wasn't even in the world of EM until Atlantic City asked her to come on in 1992 (2:32), but she's thrived in the decades since. Donna and Meteorologist Joe Martucci then talk about why COVID-19 has meant Ventnor's as busy as ever (4:24), and how that would impact hurricane evacuations, if we ever needed one in 2020 (19:32).
Ventnor's a hot spot for coastal flooding. From shutting down bridges to sending out alerts, Donna's is always on the latest forecast, but Joe asks if she's even a weather buff (10:16). Either way, Donna says it doesn't matter, if you're down for the day or here for the year, there's ways to protect yourself before a disaster comes. Donna explains where to get it (15:24).
Joe and Donna then wrap up with the full primer on the annual Downbeach Community Meeting, held virtually on The Press' Facebook page on Aug. 19 (22:49) and how far her Flyers are going in the Stanley Cup (27:25).