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Wed, Jun 22


County Annex Community Room

(Initial) Clinton County Eclipse Planning Meeting

The solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, will be total in a narrow path from Mexico to the Canadian maritimes and partial to the northwest and southeast.

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(Initial) Clinton County Eclipse Planning Meeting
(Initial) Clinton County Eclipse Planning Meeting

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

County Annex Community Room, 111 S Nelson Ave, Wilmington, OH 45177, USA

About the Event

Clinton County Partners,

If you didn't already know, there will be a solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. The eclipse will travel across Ohio from the southwest to the northeast. Totality will enter Ohio near Greenville around 3:00 PM and exit near Avon Lake around 3:10 PM.

Clinton County IS NOT in the path of totality, but will likely see major impacts from populations traveling to and from this historic event.

Based on the 2017 eclipse after-action report, counties that are near the central line of the eclipse have the potential to have three times the county population; it's anticipated Clinton County could have an estimated 1.5X’s its population traveling through Interstate and State Routes.

The expected population increases before, the day of, and on the day after the eclipse may result in extreme demands and stresses on local infrastructure, including hotels, campsites, food, water, restaurants, utilities, law enforcement, fire services, medical facilities, entertainment facilities, and parks. For the 2017 total solar eclipse, hotels and campsites were fully booked 6-9 months before the event for hundreds of miles in all directions.

This meeting is intended to help start the discussion of what planning requirements Clinton County may have regarding this event. It is noted that the next North American solar eclipse will not happen until the year 2050. Your participation in this initial discussion will help determine the course and levels of preparedness anticipated for Clinton County.

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