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The Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is hosting Ice Jam Workshops for town personnel and residents.  The Division is working with Connecticut Silver Jackets Team, an interagency flood risk management team to offer the workshops for free. 

They will be held in municipalities along the Housatonic and Connecticut Rivers.  Two of the workshops are being held at the Kent Fire Department on Maple Street this afternoon and tonight. 

Subject matter experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory and the National Weather Service will cover a variety of mitigation and response topics. 

An ice jam last January was two miles long and caused Route 7 to close for several days.  Students were evacuated from the Kent School as the private boarding school campus flooded. 

(Photos: KVFD Assistant Chief Gary Hock, Facebook)