- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
The annual tax-assessment mailing received by Cape Girardeau County residents recently included a survey that could save lives in the event of a natural disaster. The voluntary survey sent to 31,787 households asks residents to list any special needs emergency personnel should know about.
For responders to know about a hearing impairment or other disability, the need for insulin, oxygen tanks or dialysis could mean the difference between life and death in an emergency.
The answers to the survey will be kept confidential.
Once compiled, the answers to the survey eventually will become part of the database used to operate the 911 system in the county. In the event of a tornado or serious earthquake,
The importance of a quick, well-coordinated response was one of the lessons of Hurricane Katrina. This is one survey that could benefit many residents of Cape Girardeau County.