- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
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.