Natural Hazard Community Awareness Survey

 
1. Which of the following natural hazard events have you or has anyone in your household experienced in the past 25 years within the City of Merced?
2. How concerned are you about the following natural hazards in the City of Merced?
Not ConcernedSomewhat ConcernedConcernedVery ConcernedExtremely Concerned
Drought
Earthquake
Extreme Heat
Flood
Structure Fire
Train Derailment
Freeze
Wildfire
Severe Weather (wind, lightning, winter storm, etc.)
Epidemic/Pandemic (flu, avian flu, H1N1, West Nile)
3. How concerned are you about the following man-made hazards in the City of Merced?
Not ConcernedSomewhat ConcernedConcernedVery ConcernedExtremely Concerned
Energy Shortage
Act of Terrorism
Gasoline Explosion
Hazardous Materials Release
Other Human-Caused Hazard (civil unrest; data or telecommunications; explosion; infrastructure/utility failure/jail event; urban fire;technological failure; transportation incident including train and airplane; unexploded munitions; arson/commercial fire and others)
4. How prepared is your household for a natural or man-made hazard event?
5. Which of the following have provided you with useful information to help you be prepared?
6. Which of the following steps has your household taken to prepare for a natural hazard event?
7. Is your property located in a FEMA designated flood plain?
8. Do you have flood insurance?
9. Do you have earthquake insurance?
10. Have you ever had problems securing homeowners or renters insurance in the City of Merced due to risks from hazards?
11. Which one of the following incentives would most likely motivate you to make hazard mitigation improvements on your home?
12. In the next 24 months what is the maximum you might be willing to spend - in addition to any incentives - to make hazard mitigation improvements on your home?
13. Please indicate how you feel about the following statement: It is the responsibility of the individual to seek education and programs that will reduce exposure to the risks associated with natural and man-made hazards.
14. How willing would you be to volunteer during a disaster event?
15. In what way would you be willing to volunteer during a disaster event?
16. How many days would your household's typical supply of food and water last?
17. How prepared are you to get along without electricity and natural gas for one to five days?
18. Are you capable of helping others evacuate from your neighborhood if needed?
19. Would you like to be contacted by the City of Merced Fire Department about emergency preparedness volunteer opportunities?
20. Please indicate your age range.
21. How long have you lived in the City of Merced?
22. Do you have regular access to the internet?
23. Are there any other issues regarding the reduction of risk or loss associated with hazards or disasters in the community that are important to you?
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