GREENFIELD — As officials gear up for September as National Preparedness Month, they are encouraging county residents to participate in a survey aimed at gauging Hoosier readiness for major disasters.
The survey, which is available online through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, takes only a few minutes to complete but provides a wealth of data to safety officials, said Larry Ervin, Hancock County Emergency Management director.
The survey includes questions about how citizens get information in the event of a disaster, the extent of their emergency plans and how quickly they expect to receive assistance.
“That, in turn, allows us as emergency managers and homeland security to … tailor our programs or modify our programs, especially in the areas where the citizens say they don’t feel prepared, …. to help them be better prepared or feel better prepared,” Ervin said.