The Town of East Greenwich is currently developing an update to the 2015 Natural Hazard 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 hazard events such as flooding and hurricanes.  This Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan update will build on some of the work already completed by the Town. 

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 5 minutes to complete and responses will remain anonymous. The East Greenwich Local Hazard Mitigation Committee thanks you for taking the time to participate in this information-gathering process.  Also, please check the Town's website (Planning Department page) for plan update information and how to contribute to the development of the plan update.

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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 10 years within the Town of East Greenwich? (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 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 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 East Greenwich? (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
Invasive Species-Related Hazards

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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; or, Purchasing a portable generator.

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* 12. In your opinion, 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 East Greenwich? (Select your top three choices)

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

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* 14. Is there another significant natural hazard that is a threat to your neighborhood that is not listed within this survey?

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* 15. Additional comments?

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