Berkeley County is required to update its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) and would like your input.  A “Hazard” is a threat to your life, property, or well-being.  “Hazard Mitigation” is any action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects.  South Carolina is vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards, including, but not limited to:

Hurricanes Flooding Coastal Issues Thunderstorms
Earthquakes Lightning Hail Sea Level Rise
Tsunamis Winter Weather Sink Holes Drought 
Extreme Heat Landslides Fire / Wildfires Hazardous Materials
Terrorism / Security Concerns Infrastructure Conditions Pandemic / Disease Nuclear Facilities

Many of these hazards may occur during the same event, but they can also occur individually.  There also may be hazards you face that are not included.  Your input is needed to ensure the County's plan is effective.  Please take a few moments to answer the questions below to help us accurately determine the risks you face.

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* 1. Where do you live in Berkeley County?

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* 2. Which hazard elements are you most concerned about?  Please indicate with a "1" the hazard which you are most concerned about to "14" for the hazard you are least concerned about.

  1 - Most Concerned About 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 - Least Concerned About
Dam / Bridge Conditions
Disease
Drought / Extreme Heat
Earthquake / Tsunami
Erosion / Sinkholes
Fire / Wildfires
Flooding
Hazardous Materials
Hurricanes / Tropical Storms
Lightning / Hail
Terrorism / Security Concerns
Thunderstorms / Tornadoes / Waterspouts
Wind
Winter Weather

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* 3. Which hazard elements do you think you are most vulnerable to?   Please indicate with a "1" the hazard to which you are most vulnerable to a "14" for the hazard to which you are least vulnerable.

  1 - Most Vulnerable 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 - Least Vulnerable
Dam / Bridge Conditions
Disease
Drought / Extreme Heat
Earthquake / Tsunami
Erosion / Sinkholes
Fire / Wildfires
Flooding
Hazardous Materials
Hurricanes / Tropical Storms
Lightning / Hail
Thunderstorms / Tornadoes / Waterspouts
Terrorism / Security Concerns
Wind
Winter Weather

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* 4. Have you been impacted by a hazard in the past?

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* 5. If you have been impacted by a hazard, please explain what happened.

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* 6. If you were impacted by a hazard, were you able to access assistance from Berkeley County or another agency?

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* 7. If you have been impacted by a hazard and didn't get recovery help, why not?

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* 8. Do you have any suggestions for strategies to lessen hazard risks in Berkeley County?

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* 9. Do you have any suggestions for strategies to improve disaster recovery in Berkeley County?

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