IDHS: Most Hoosiers Are Not Prepared for Disaster
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Dec 3 2013 2:12PM
The latest survey by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security shows most Hoosiers are not prepared for a widespread emergency.
More than 2,500 Indiana households took the survey and over half of them did not have at least three days worth of food and water set aside should a disaster occur. Homeland Security Spokeman Ian Connor says a common reason cited by respondents was that an emergency kit is too expensive. He says putting together an emergency kit takes five minutes and is easier than you would think because most of the items are already in your home.
Items set aside should include non-perishable food, water, a first-aid kit, flashlights, batteries, extra medications and a cell phone charger. To see a full list of emergency kit supplies, visit www.ready.gov.