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Hazard Mitigation Committee 2022

The Town of Dunbarton is updating its 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Hazard Mitigation Committee seeks your opinions regarding severe weather events, hazard events and mitigation of these hazards in Dunbarton. Your responses help make our community more resilient to a disaster. Individual responses will be kept anonymous and will be compiled for the Hazard Mitigation Plan's data collection to help direct priorities.

This survey may remain open throughout the planning process, so feel free to enter your response anytime. Only one survey per household, please.

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* 1. Which road(s) or areas are you most concerned about in Dunbarton when severe weather or other hazard events occur? Check all that apply.

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* 2. How concerned are you about the following natural hazards, severe weather events, or human/technological hazards impacting Dunbarton?

  Extremely Concerned Very Concerned Moderately Concerned Slightly Concerned Not Concerned At All
DAM FAILURE
Water Overtop, Breach, Beaver, etc.
DROUGHT
EARTHQUAKE
EXTREME TEMPERATURES
Excessive Heat, Heat Wave, or Cold, Wind Chill, etc
HIGH WIND EVENTS
Wind, Thunderstorms, Hail, Downbursts, Tornadoes, Debris, etc
INLAND FLOODING 
Rains, Snow Melt, Flash Floods, etc
LANDSLIDE 
Soil, Rockslide, Excavation Areas, etc
LIGHTNING
PUBLIC HEALTH 
Infectious Diseases, Air & Water Quality, Biological, Addiction, Arboviral, Tick-borne, etc
RIVER HAZARDS 
Ice Jams, Scouring, Erosion, Channel Movement, Debris, etc
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER 
Snow, Ice, Blizzard, etc
SOLAR STORMS AND SPACE WEATHER 
Solar Winds, Geomagnetic Storms (Aurora Borealis), Solar Radiation, Radio Blackout, etc
TROPICAL AND POST-TROPICAL CYCLONES 
Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, Tree Debris
WILDFIRE 
Brushfire, Outdoor Fires, Accidental, etc
AGING INFRASTRUCTURE 
Bridges, Culverts, Roads, Pipes, Underground Lines, Debris, etc
FIRE 
Vehicle, Structure, Arson, Conflagration, etc
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 
Haz Mat Spills, Brownfields, Trucking, etc
LONG TERM UTILITY OUTAGE 
Power, Water, Sewer, Gas, Internet, Communications, Live Wire Danger, etc
TRANSPORTATION CRASH 
Vehicle, Airplane, Helicopter, Rail, Interstate, Pedestrian, Bicycle, etc
MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT 
As a result of any hazard event
TERRORISM/ VIOLENCE 
Active Shooter, Hostage, Public Harm, Civil Disturbance/ Unrest, Politically Motivated Attacks, Incendiary Devices, Sabotage, Vandalism, etc
CYBER EVENT 
Municipal Computer Systems Attack, Website Overtake, Cloud Data Breach, Telephone Rerouting, Identity Theft, Phishing, Ransomware, Virus, Phone Scams, etc

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* 3. Natural hazards can have a significant impact on a community but planning for or mitigating these events can help lessen the impacts. Planning may require Town funds as well as federal funds in addition to Town staff support and volunteer support.

Please indicate how important you believe these mitigation planning priorities are for Dunbarton:

  Extremely Important Very Important Moderately Important Slightly Important Not Important At All
PROTECTING PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Such as hazard mitigation training & workshops for owners, assisting with funding sources for improvements, helping owners through the regulation process, encouraging improvements to buildings, roads and private culverts.
PROTECTING TOWN FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS. 
Such as Fire & Rescue, Police, Town Office, Highway, Transfer Station, Library, other Town services, etc.
PROTECTING PUBLIC FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS.
Such as the public Schools.
LIMITING DEVELOPMENT IN HAZARD AREAS. 
Such as floodplains, wetlands, steep slopes, etc.
PROTECTING HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL LANDMARKS. 
Such as old schoolhouses, cemeteries, Town buildings, historic markers, etc.
ENHANCING THE FUNCTIONS OF NATURAL FEATURES like brooks, wetlands, Class VI roads, and conservation lands.  Such as making sure Town culverts are sized properly, limiting erosion, obtaining waterfront land, supporting trails and careful recreational uses.
PROTECTING AND REDUCING DAMAGE TO UTILITIES. 
Such as electrical lines, fiber optic, satellite, cellular service, cable internet, telecomm towers.
STRENGTHENING EMERGENCY SERVICES. 
Such as Police, Fire, Rescue, Highway Dept and Emergency Management.
IMPROVING THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK. 
Such as spending time and money on roads, culverts, drainage, clearing debris after storms.
PROMOTING COOPERATION AND SHARED EDUCATION among public agencies, citizens, non-profit organizations, schools, and businesses. 
Such as for specific projects, hazard mitigation plan, emergency operations and response.
OTHER (specify below)

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* 4. Can you describe any hazard events or severe weather events you experienced in Dunbarton? If yes, please provide brief comments on up to 2 events:
For Event 1, describe what happened (What), note the location of the event- road, site, etc. (Where), the estimated date of the event (When), and (How) you or your household were impacted.

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* 5. How bad would you rate Event 1 on a scale of 0 to 100?

(0) Not Too Bad (50) Bad (100) The Worst
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* 6. Can you describe any hazard events or severe weather events you experienced in Dunbarton? If yes, please provide brief comments on up to 2 events.
For Event 2, describe what happened (What), note the location of the event- road, site, etc. (Where), the estimated date of the event (When) and (How) you or your household were impacted.

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* 7. How bad would you rate Event 2 on a scale of 0 to 100?

(0) Not Too Bad (50) Bad (100) The Worst
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* 8. In your household, has anyone completed any of the following preparedness or mitigation activities? Check all that apply.

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* 9. What are the best ways for you to receive information about disasters and severe weather events in Dunbarton? Please check your TOP 4:

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* 10. Please feel free to provide any other concerns or information related to severe weather, disasters, and hazard mitigation in Dunbarton in the space below.

Thank you for completing the survey! Stay safe!

Keep an eye out for Hazard Mitigation Committee meetings on the Town Calendar and emergency notifications at https://www.dunbartonnh.org/. You can also contact Donna White at 1-603-774-3547 x 106 or building@dunbartonnh.org for more information.
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