When disaster strikes...
We don't know. And it seems that, for the most part, neither do they. Recent discussions before the Howard County commissioners reveal deep communication and confusion about what to do in the event of an emergency.
Kelli Austin, director of the Johanning Civic Center, said she has heard that during disaster, her facility could be required for uses as disparate as emergency shelter, temporary offices for county and city employees, and even inmate housing. Austin wants to be pro-active, and make "action lists" for each scenario, but so far, that hasn't happened.
It needs to happen. Before a disaster, not during.