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Seneca County to hold public meetings to prepare for rare total solar eclipse




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Tiffin, Ohio — Seneca County residents are being invited to attend public meetings on March 22nd at either 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. at the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center to learn about preparations for the total solar eclipse that is set to occur on April 8, 2024.

The rare event is a unique and spectacular phenomenon that happens on average only once every 1.5 years somewhere on Earth. The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806, and the next one will not occur until 2099.

Seneca County is in the path of totality, with the centerline of the eclipse passing through the county from the southwest to the northeast, passing directly over Bloomville.

The county is expected to experience an influx of visitors from across the country and the world, with some experts believing that the number of people in the county on that day could triple the community’s current population.

Seneca County Emergency Management Director John Spahr will provide information about the eclipse and some of the challenges it could present to the county. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions or volunteer to assist in preparing for the event.

Spahr emphasized the importance of being prepared for the event and working together as a community to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all those who visit Seneca County on April 8, 2024, and for all those who call the community home.

For more information, interested parties can contact John Spahr, Seneca County EMA Director, at (419) 447-0266, ext. 6710 or via email at [email protected]

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