Kauai residents to be surveyed for disaster preparedness

From July 11 to 13, public health officials on Kauai will visit 200 households to conduct a 10-minute interview on how prepared they are for disaster. Questions will be related to emergency supplies, evacuation plans, mosquito abatement activity, and communications preferences in time of disaster. Participants (as well as those who do not wish to answer questions) will get supplies and materials about floods, tsunami, hurricane insurance, and rat lungworm disease.

The annual survey, now in its third year, is being jointly conducted by the Department of Health, Kauai Emergency Management Agency, Kauai Medical Reserve Corps, and the American Red Cross. The information will be used to help agencies more effectively get out information about disaster preparedness.

For more information, visit this link: www.civilbeat.org/beat/survey-will-assess-kauai-residents-disaster-preparedness.