Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Are You Prepared for Emergencies?

This past week, our region experienced a surprise snow event.  The daily forecast had indicated some snow in the Gorge and yet, by the evening rush hour, many of us saw 1-3 inches of snow on our local streets and in our neighborhoods. 

There has been much speculation about what should have been "known in advance" or how government agencies could have provided better notification of the "emergency," but the reality is that we all need to be as self-reliant as possible when it comes to being ready to handle both forecasted and no-notice hazardous events. 

We'd like you to take THIS SURVEY to measure your own preparedness.  Can you answer "yes" to all of these benchmarks of preparedness?  If you can, odds will be in your favor that you'll be
  • more prepared than others to be stranded
  • able to obtain key information from local authorities and
  • ready to assist your local communities in times of crisis. 
Thank you for your participation in this survey.  The outcomes will be posted in February as we use it to guide on-going preparedness efforts.

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