Door-To-Door Assessment For Disaster Preparedness

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The Metro Public Health and the Tennessee Department of Health will be using a tool designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to go door to door and check to see how disaster ready you are.

The door to door assessment will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. It will be in 30 neighborhoods in Davidson County that have been randomly selected to be the target of a door to door assessment.

News Channel 5

By Janet Kim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Whether it’s flooding or another severe weather event, emergency officials want to make sure Tennesseans are prepared.

A community assessment will get underway Thursday across Davidson County.

Tennessee has been hit hard with natural disasters –from a devastating flood in May 2010 to several strings of severe storms and tornadoes that ripped through the state in just the last year and a half.

The Metro Public Health and the Tennessee Department of Health will be using a tool designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to go door to door and check to see how disaster ready you are.

The door to door assessment will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. It will be in 30 neighborhoods in Davidson County that have been randomly selected to be the target of a door to door assessment.

Saturday will be used as a backup day if the assessments are not completed by Friday.

Participants will be asked a list of 22 questions. They may include:

What is your primary way of getting information during a disaster or emergency?
What special assistance might you need from emergency responders during an emergency?

The people conducting the survey will be wearing a t-Shirt with the words CASPER written on the front, which stands for Community Assessment on Public Health Emergency Response.

NOTE:  We spoke with a friendly, patriotic state emergency management officer who stated that it is a state initiated program only, without federal involvement, and it is motivated by the recent natural disasters in Tennessee and the intentions are only to make sure the community is prepared for future natural disasters.

However, in light of the confirmed fact that federal agents demanded the customer lists of a Tennessee Mormon cannery (which was obviously not motivated by a desire to make sure people are well prepared) we are still concerned with how information gathered state conducted during door-to-door preparedness checks may be used in the future by the federal government, as we stated in this article we just posted.

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