As a leader in our community, we are sure that you are busier than ever. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey. Your experience, ideas, and comments will improve our planning process as we analyze the potential for future climate impacts and look at the historic consequences of natural hazard events.

This survey will be available until October 31, 2021. If you have additional input, questions, or barriers to participating, please contact:

Jasmin Farinacci, Assistant Town Planner
Community & Economic Development Department
66 Central Square
Bridgewater, MA 02324
jFarinacci@bridgewaterma.org
Phone: 508-697-0950

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* 1. What climate hazard are you most concerned about? Rank the following options, with the first option being the hazard you are most concerned about.

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* 2. How have these climate hazards impacted you or the Town more broadly? Memories of climate hazards could include impacts from: 
  • Flooding of local roads,
  • Drought conditions in 2020, 
  • Four Nor'easters in one month in 2018, or
  • Heat waves with multiple days over 90 degrees F

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* 3. Do you have any photos to share of events mentioned in question #2? If so please upload:

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* 4. Are there any specific infrastructure issues that Bridgewater should address and where is it located? (Replace a dam, bridge, or culvert? Fix a road?)

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* 5. Do you have any photos to share of issues mentioned in question #4? If so please upload:

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* 6. How prepared do you feel Bridgewater is for extreme climate hazard events?

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* 7. Please explain your reason for selecting your answer in Question 4.

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* 8. What does Bridgewater do well to mitigate climate hazards or prepare for climate change? Examples could include, but are not limited to:
  • Town shelters, warming centers, and cooling centers, Reverse 911,
  • Regional collaboration, including Mutual Aid Agreements with town departments or organizations in neighboring communities.

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* 9. What are the opportunities to address potential natural or climatic hazards? Examples could include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing transportation to shelters for vulnerable populations, including elderly and low-income residents
  • Addressing frequently flooded roads.

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* 10. What social impediments do you feel should be addressed for greater resilience in Bridgewater?

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* 11. What resources does the Town of Bridgewater need to be more prepared?

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* 12. How does your Town share information with the public?

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* 13. We recognize the preparation and response to any challenge in our community has overlapping strategies and challenges. We are interested in documenting the community experience of COVID19. What worked well, and what could improve?

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* 14. Are there any additional comments or questions you would like to share with the project team?

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* 15. Are you interested in attending future events, workshops, listening session, and other learning opportunities? 

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* 16. Thank you for completing the survey. Please enter your information below

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