Douglas County EMA poring over tornado survey results

Douglas County EMA poring over tornado survey results

The head of the Douglas County Emergency Management  Agency said he plans to ramp up education efforts on heeding warnings of natural disasters.

Joe Victor made the comments in response to the results of a survey that polled 187 residents on how they were warned about the Nov. 17 tornado outbreak.  The survey said that those polled were well informed, but that some people don't value the warnings to begin with.

Victor said that especially applies to the younger generation.

Victor added that his office could be getting the word out through new channels that may appeal better to people, such as social media.

The survey also said that those polled want to get alerts via mobile device as a top choice.  Victor said that's covered through the county's CodeRED alert system.  But, he said that's only if you register your cell phone with the alert system.

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