* 1. Please tell us where you live

* 2. Please select the hazard you think is the highest threat to you, your business and/or your community. (Please check only one)

* 3. Please select the hazard you think is the second highest threat to you, your business and/or your community. (Please check only one)

* 4. While living here in Wilson County or Karnes County, have you experienced a disaster? (please check all that apply)

* 5. Which of the following are likely to occur in your area at least once in your lifetime? (please check all that apply)

* 6. My household has a plan in the event of a disaster such as a flood, tornado, etc.

* 7. Is your home located in a floodplain?

* 8. Do you have flood insurance?

* 9. If you do not have flood insurance, why not?

* 10. How concerned are you about the possibility of you or your community being impacted by a disaster?

* 11. Have you taken any actions to make your home, business and/or community more resistant to hazards?

* 12. If "Yes", please described the action you have taken:

* 13. Are you interested in making your home, business and/or community more resistant to hazards?

* 14. What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to make your home, business and/or community more resistant to hazards?

* 15. Which of the following would be the best way to alert you and your household to an imminent disaster?

* 16. Which of the following mitigation activities do you believe your local government should employ to reduce or eliminate the risk of future hazard damages in your neighborhood and/or community. (Please check all that apply)

* 17. Are there any other issues regarding the reduction of risk and loss associated with hazards or disasters in the community that you think are important?

* 18. Prevention of Hazards is any administrative or regulatory action that influences the way land is developed and buildings are built. Some examples include planning and zoning, building codes, open space prevention, and flood plain regulation. Please rank how important you believe it is for your community to pursue the prevention of hazards .  

* 19. Reducing community risks from hazards can also include property protection. This involves actions that involve the modification of existing buildings to protect them from a hazard or removal from the hazard area. Examples include acquisition, relocation, elevations, structural retrofits and storm shutters. How important is it to you that your community should pursue property protection?

* 20. Reducing community risks from hazards can also include natural resource protection. This kind of protection is in addition to minimizing hazard losses, preserve or restoring the functions of natural systems.  Some examples include flood plain protection, habitat preservation, slope stabilization, riparian buffers and forest management. Do you believe this is important for your community to pursue? Please rank below.

* 21. Structural Projects can also help to reduce hazards.These actions are intended to lessen the impact of a hazard by modifying the natural progression of the hazard.  Examples include dams, levees, seawalls, detention/retention basins, channel modifications, retaining walls and storm sewers.  Do you believe this is important for your community to pursue?  Please rank below.

* 22. Emergency Services are actions that protect people and property during and immediately after a hazard event .  Some examples include warning systems, evacuation planning, emergency planning, emergency response training and protection of critical emergency facilities/system.  Do you believe this is important for your community to pursue?  Please rank below.

* 23. Public Education and Awareness are actions to inform citizens about hazards and the techniques they can use to protect themselves and their property.  Examples include outreach projects, school education programs, library materials and demonstration events.   Do you believe this is important for your community to pursue?  Please rank below.

* 24. If you would like to be notified of upcoming public meetings for the Karnes County and Wilson County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, please leave your name and email.   Thank you for your time!

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