This survey is being conducted by the Vermilion County Health Department and the Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency to gather information on our community's preparedness level in the event of a disaster or pandemic.   This survey should take no longer than 7 minutes to complete.  For more information on how to prepare for disasters, go to Ready.gov.  Thank you for your participation. 

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* 1. Please rate how likely you think the following events could occur in our community:

  Not Likely at All Somewhat Unlikely Neutral Somewhat Likely Very Likely
Some type of natural disaster will ever occur in your community? (tornado, flood, etc)
Some type of hazardous material accident will ever occur in your community? (Oil spill, chemical spill, etc.)
Some type of disease outbreak will ever occur in your community?  (plague, influenza, etc.)
Some type of terrorism will ever occur in your community?

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* 2. Please indicate the extent to which you agree with each statement below.

  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neither Agree or Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Getting information about what to do in an emergency is too difficult.
I don't know how to get prepared.
I don't have time to prepare.
Preparing is too expensive.
I don't want to think about preparing for disasters.
I've never thought about preparing for disasters before. 
If there were a disaster, the police and fire department would take care of my needs. 
I don't think I need training to know how to react in an emergency.
My job, school, faith-based entity or community service organization encourages or requires me to take training to prepare for emergencies.
I feel it is my responsibility to take care of my family during the first 72 hours of a disaster.

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* 3. How prepared do you feel for the following situations?

  Not Prepared At All Not Very Prepared Neutral Somewhat Prepared Very Prepared
Terrorist event
Tornado
Winter Storm
Highly Contagious Disease Outbreak
A situation where water is not available
A situation where electricity is not available
A situation where communication is not available

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* 4. In thinking about preparing yourself and your family for a major disaster, which best represents your preparedness?

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* 5. In the past 2 years, have you done any of the following? (Check all that apply)

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* 6. Have you put together a disaster kit for your home?  (example, 3-day supplies of water and food, radios, batteries, flashlights, first aid kits, etc)

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* 7. If you do have supplies, how often do you update them?

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* 8. Have you set aside a disaster kit to keep in your vehicle in case of an emergency? (Extra food, water, cell phone charger, shovel, flashlight, blanket, etc.)

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* 9. Does your household have an emergency plan that includes instructions for household members about where to go and what to do in the event of a disaster?

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* 10. Have you practiced or drilled your plan to make sure everyone knows what to do?

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* 11. If you have a pet, have you included their needs into your Emergency Plans?

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* 12. Please rate how familiar you are with the following:

  Not At All Familiar Not Very Familiar Neutral Somewhat Familiar Very Familiar
Vermilion County's Outdoor Warning (siren) System
Vermilion County Nixle Alerts (alerts via text)
Vermilion County Emergency Management's Functional or Access Needs Sign Up for Emergencies
Your community's emergency plans
Information on what your local hazards are
Your community's emergency transportation and shelter plans for household pets and service animals

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* 13. Have you signed up for Vermilion County Nixle Alerts (mass notification system via text)?

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* 14. The weather sirens you hear during hazardous weather are designed for people who are outdoors to warn them to get inside a safe building.  They are not designed to be heard by people already indoors.  How do you get weather warnings inside your home?  (Check all that apply)

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* 15. In the past 12 months, have you or anyone in your household participated in any of the following? (Check all that apply)

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* 16. Please rate on how prepared you feel the following entities are for disasters:

  Not At All Prepared Not Very Prepared Neutral Somewhat Prepared Very Prepared
Schools in My Community
Businesses in My Community
Fire, Police, Emergency personnel
Your Local Government
Local Public Health
State and Federal Government agencies, including FEMA

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* 17. Do you or someone in your household have a disability or health condition that might affect your ability to respond to an emergency situation or evacuate from your home if necessary?

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* 18. How best do you like to get information about what is going on in the news?

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* 19. Which of the following best describes your job status?

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* 20. Is your place of residence owned or rented?

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* 21. What is the highest level of education that you have attained?

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* 22. Which of the following best describes your race?

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* 23. Are you of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?

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* 24. What age range do you best fit into?

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* 25. What is your estimated annual household income?

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* 26. What is your Gender?

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* 27. In what ZIP code is your home located? (enter 5-digit ZIP code; for example, 00544 or 94305)

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