Public Survey for the Otsego County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan Update

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1. Please state the jurisdiction (city or community) where you reside.
2. Have you ever experienced or been impacted by a disaster?
3. How concerned are you about the possibility of your community being impacted by a disaster?
4. Please select the one hazard you think is the highest threat to your neighborhood:
5. Please select the one hazard you think is the second highest threat to your neighborhood:
6. Is there another hazard not listed above that you think is a wide-scale threat to your neighborhood?
7. Is your home located in a floodplain?
8. Do you have flood insurance?
9. If you do not have flood insurance, why not?
10. Have you taken any actions to make your home or neighborhood more resistant to hazards?
11. Are you interested in making your home or neighborhood more resistant to hazards?
12. What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to make your home and neighborhood more resistant to hazards?
13. In your opinion, what are some steps your local government could take to reduce or eliminate the risk of future hazard damages in your neighborhood?
14. Are there any other issues regarding the reduction of risk and loss associated with hazards or disasters in the community that you think are important?
15. A number of community-wide activities can reduce our risk from hazards. In general, these activities fall into one of the following six broad categories. Please tell us how important you think each one is for your community to consider pursuing.
Very ImportantSomewhat ImportantNot Important
1. Prevention - Administrative or regulatory actions that influence the way land is developed and buildings are built. Examples include planning and zoning, building codes, open space preservation, and floodplain regulations.
2. Property Protection - Actions that involve the modification of existing buildings to protect them from a hazard or removal from the hazard area. Examples include acquisition, relocation, elevation, structural retrofits, and storm shutters.
3. Natural Resource Protection - Actions that, in addition to minimizing hazard losses, also preserve or restore the functions of natural systems. Examples include: floodplain protection, habitat preservation, slope stabilization, riparian buffers, and forest management.
4. Structural Projects - Actions intended to lessen the impact of a hazard by modifying the natural progression of the hazard. Examples include dams, levees, seawalls, detention/retention basins, channel modification, retaining walls and storm sewers.
5. Emergency Services - Actions that protect people and property during and immediately after a hazard event. Examples include warning systems, evacuation planning, emergency response training, and protection of critical emergency facilities or systems.
6. Public Education and Awareness - Actions to inform citizens about hazards and the techniques they can use to protect themselves and their property. Examples include outreach projects, school education programs, library materials and demonstration events.
16. If you would like to be notified of upcoming meetings related to the Otsego County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan Update, please leave your name, email, and phone number. Thank you for your time.