Indiana Homeland Security: Hoosiers are not ready for disaster

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

Indiana's Department of Homeland Security says most Hoosiers wouldn't be ready for a large scale emergency.

The department surveyed 2,500 people, asking them what they would do if a tornado, blizzard, earthquake or a man-made disaster struck.

More than half said they do not have three days’ worth of food and water on hand.

Also, most said they did not have an emergency kit with items like flashlights, first aid supplies, and copies of important documents.

When asked why, most people said they did not believe a disaster would ever happen, or were too busy.

But officials are reminding Hoosiers that disasters, by their very nature, can come unexpectedly.

They urge you to go to their website to find out how to prepare your family.

We have a link on the Big Red Bar.

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