The Town of Brewster is currently developing a Multi-Hazards Mitigation Plan. This plan is important because it helps the Town plan and receive funding for projects that reduce the risk of  injury or damage to property from future natural, communicable, human-caused or technological hazard events such as flooding, hurricanes or cyber security.  This Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update will build on some of the work already completed by the Town including the Brewster Coastal Adaptation Strategy (September 2016), Town of Brewster Vision Plan (2018), the Town of Brewster Coastal Resource Management Plan (2019), and the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan (2019).   

We need your help as we gather information for the plan. The information you provide in this survey will help us coordinate activities and identify projects. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and responses will remain anonymous. The Brewster Local Hazard Mitigation Workgroup thanks you for taking the time to participate in this information-gathering process.

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* 1. Which of the following hazard events have you or has anyone in your household and/or business experienced in the past 20 years within the Town of Brewster? (Check all that apply)

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* 2. Which of the following have provided you with useful information to help you prepare for a hazard event? (Check all that apply)

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* 3. Which of the following steps has your household and/or business taken to prepare for a natural, communicable, human-caused, or technological hazard event? (Check all that apply)

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* 4. In your opinion, how prepared is your household and/or business to deal with a natural, communicable, human-caused, or technological hazard event?

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* 5. Is your property located in or near a FEMA designated floodplain?

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* 6. Do you have flood insurance?

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* 7. How concerned are you about the following hazards in the Town of Brewster? (Check one response for each hazard)

  Not Concerned Concerned Very Concerned
Flood-Related Hazards
Winter-Related Hazards
Wind-Related Hazards
Geologic-Related Hazards
Fire-Related Hazards
Temperature-Related Hazards
Climate Change Projections
Communicable/Infectious Disease
Human-Caused: Terrorism (Intentional)
Human-Caused: Other (Accidental)
Technical: Infrastructure/Utility Failure

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* 8. In your opinion, which of the following methods do you think are most effective for providing hazard and disaster information? (Check all that apply)

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* 9. Do you have any special access or functional needs within your household and/or business that would require early warning or specialized response during hazardous events or disasters?

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* 10. Are you interested in making your home, business or neighborhood more resistant to hazards?

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* 11. Would you be willing to spend your own money on your current home and/or business to help protect it from impacts of potential future hazards and/or disasters within the community? Examples could include: Elevating a flood-prone home; Elevating utilities in flood-prone basements; Strengthening your roof, siding, doors, or windows to withstand high winds; Removing trees/low branches.

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* 12. What types of projects do you believe local, county, state or federal government agencies could be doing to reduce the damage and disruption of natural disasters in Brewster? (Select your top three choices)

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* 13. In your opinion, has the Town done enough to prepare for the projected impacts of climate change?

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* 14. Additional comments?

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