Flood Preparedness Survey

The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering has embarked on a planning process to reduce the adverse impacts of flood hazards. This effort is being implemented through the Community Rating System (CRS) and will result in an adopted, approved Comprehensive Floodplain Management Plan and Repetitive Loss Areas Analysis. It is also an essential component in maintaining reduced flood insurance rates through the National Flood Insurance Program.

This planning process for this effort is being overseen by a Steering Committee made up of stakeholders from within the planning area. The Steering Committee and planning team are seeking input from the residents of Los Angeles on local knowledge of and information on flood related hazards. The information that residents provide will help coordinate activities to help reduce the future flood risk within the City.

This survey contains several questions and a space for additional comments at the end. It will take approximately 5-15 minutes to complete. The City of Los Angeles Floodplain Steering Committee and Planning Team thank you for your contribution to this information gathering process.

Questions with an asterisk are required. All other questions and comments opportunities are optional.

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* 1. Which of the following steps has your household taken to prepare for a flood event?
(Check all that apply)

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* 2. How prepared is your household to deal with a flood event?

  Not at All Prepared Adequately Prepared Well Prepared Not Sure
Check one:

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* 3. Which of the following have provided you with useful information to help you be prepared for a flood event? (Check all that apply)

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* 4. Please indicate how you feel about the following statement:

Information about the risks associated with flood hazards is readily available and easy to locate.

  Strongly Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Strongly Agree
Choose one:

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* 5. Chose up to 5 of the following methods do you think are most effective for providing flood hazard and disaster information? 

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* 6. What method is best for you and your family to get time sensitive warning information or instructions for action?

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* 7. How concerned are you about the following flood related hazards in Los Angeles?
(Check one response for each hazard)

  Not Concerned Concerned Very Concerned Not Sure
Climate Change impacts
Groundwater flooding
Coastal flooding
River/Channel migration
Stream bank erosion
Stormwater flooding
Infrastructure failure (pipes, tanks)
Post-fire mud/debris flow