Municipal Vulnerability and Preparedness Pre-Workshop Survey
Your community is undertaking an initiative to understand how natural hazards and climate change impact infrastructure, the local economy, people, and the environment. Please use the definitions below as well as Handout 1 to help complete this survey. Your input is greatly appreciated.
Natural hazards are defined as a natural phenomenon that might have a negative effect on humans or the environment. For example:
- A natural hazard is like the sun.
- The risk from that hazard is sunburn.
- The vulnerability includes the length of exposure of skin to the sun.
- The mitigation action to reduce risk from the hazard is to apply sunscreen or seek shade.