Community Group Aimed at Preparing for Future Natural Disasters Meets This Evening

Community members aimed at addressing needs during a natural disaster will be meeting this evening to establish some guidelines for emergency events.

The Starke County Community Organizations Active in Disaster group will be looking at future needs and reviewing some things that may have been overlooked during the most recent mass emergency when we experienced major flooding in February.

Emergency Management Agency Director J. Nier, Starke County Council President Brad Hazelton and other officials will be obtaining and delivering information about where individuals can be adequately housed during a disaster, potential donation locations and establishing the chain of command for certain issues.

This meeting is open to the public and will be held at 5:30 p.m. tonight in the meeting room at the Starke County Annex Building #1 located at 53 East Mound Street in Knox.

Emergency personnel, community organization representatives, church members, elected officials and interested volunteers are encouraged to attend the meeting in order to be sufficiently prepared before another major disaster occurs.