Cooke County, along with local jurisdictions and other participating partners, is now working to update their multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The purpose of the Plan is to better understand the natural hazards that pose a threat to the area and develop actions that reduce the risk associated with these hazards. This survey was designed to help gauge local household and business preparedness for disasters and to identify actions that would reduce risk and loss from natural hazards. The information you provide will help prioritize local risk reduction activities.

This survey questionnaire provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process.  The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events. Please answer the following questions to help us learn more about the history of hazard events in your area. Some of the questions are geared toward your personal and professional experience with natural hazard events. Other questions are included to receive your input on which natural hazards pose the greatest threat to your area and what type of actions could reduce the risk from them. Please indicate the appropriate answer for each question and/or write in a response as necessary. More detail in a response will help us understand the risk better.

* 1. Please indicate the City Limits you reside in:

* 2. Are you responding as:

* 3. Have you ever experienced or been impacted by a natural disaster?

* 4. How concerned are you about the possibility of you and/or your family being impacted by a natural hazard?

* 5. Is your home located in a FEMA designated floodplain?

* 6. Do you have Flood Insurance?

* 7. If you do not have Flood Insurance, why not?

* 8. What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to protect your family and prepare your home for hazard events?

* 9. Please rank the following hazards according to the degree of threat faced by your community.  One (1) represents the highest/greatest threat and ten (10) represents he lowest/least threat.

* 10. Is there another significant natural hazard that is a threat to your neighborhood that is not listed?

* 11. Have you or your community taken any actions to make your home or neighborhood more resistant to hazards?

* 12. We would like your opinion on how to best reduce risk from the natural hazards.  Please briefly describe at least one project to mitigate each of the following hazards:

* 13. Do you think Climate Change is affecting our weather?

* 14. Which of the following do you think may be harmed by Climate Change?

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