Importance of Pre-Event Planning

Kevin Teale
Communications Director
Iowa Department of Health

When the crisis hits, it's important to have the plan that you can lay back on, pull out, give you a boost of confidence when you're wondering if you're doing the right thing, you can look at it and say, yes, we've planned for this particular situation…this is how we planned to handle it, we're handling it the way we want to, and sometimes when you're in the midst of the tornado it's hard to see you're doing the right thing, but with that plan as a backup that you can refer to, it's a reminder to yourself that you are doing it as you wanted to.