LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Students from Happy Hollow Elementary school had the chance to learn more about how to be prepared, should a natural disaster strike.
Forty students met at St. Elizabeth East Hospital to talk with EMS officials. As part of a school project, eight student teams will built Lego robotics programmed to perform a life-saving tasks.
The students are also required do a research project on what a robot could do in times of a natural disaster.
Darrell Clese with Tippecanoe Emergency Medical Services said it's important to always be prepared.
"If you sit and think of a situation that might affect you personally, such as a house fire, to something large with local devastation, like a tornado or the spring flooding, that has been a regular occurrence for us," said Clese. "The more you actively think ahead about these types of situations, the better off you can prepare yourself."
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