Does your home have an emergency generator? Is your home’s electrical system pre-wired to accept a temporary emergency generator? Knowing your status in advance of an emergency can be vital to responders and to recovery efforts.
Due date extended – if your home has not submitted the survey yet, please support this community emergency preparedness effort by completing the online survey. This survey will provide quick access to vital information about your home in the event of an emergency.
The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS), Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, is gathering emergency generator information for all licensed long-term care homes in the state as part of our emergency preparedness and planning objectives. Our intention is to gather information in advance, since communication during a disaster (like the Joplin tornado) may be impossible or could be disruptive to a facility focused on caring for residents. This data will give DHSS the ability to quickly provide information during an actual emergency to governing bodies and to the DHSS Center for Emergency Response and Terrorism to coordinate with responding agencies so that they may identify the most vulnerable populations first. Homes that do not complete the survey will be contacted. If you have any questions regarding the Emergency Generator Survey, please contact Melissa Hope at 573-522-1333 or email: Melissa.Hope@health.mo.gov.