1. Kosciusko County Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Opinion Survey

This is a public opinion survey.  The survey is about public perceptions and opinions regarding natural hazards in Kosciusko County.  In addition, we would like information regarding the methods and techniques you prefer for reducing the risks and losses associated with these hazards.  The survey should be completed by an adult, preferably the head of household. The information you provide will be used to help improve public/private coordination, mitigation, and risk reduction efforts in Kosciusko County. The survey should take less than 13 minutes to complete.  Participation in this survey is voluntary. The Survey is not intended to contribute to “generalized knowledge” and none of the information you provide will be attributed to you directly.  If you have questions regarding this survey, please contact Mr. Ed Rock at (574) 371-2602. 

* 1. During the past five years in the county, have you or someone in your household directly experienced a natural disaster such as a tornado, winter storm, flood, or other type of natural disaster?

* 2. How concerned are you about the following natural disasters affecting Kosciusko County? (Check the corresponding box for each hazard)

  Not Concerned Minimally Concerned Somewhat Concerned Concerned Very Concerned
Drought
Infectious Disease
Earthquake
Flood
Ground Failure
Winter Storm
Extreme Temperature

* 3. Have you ever received information about how to make members of your household and your home safer from natural disasters?

* 4. Whom would you most trust to provide you with information about how to make your household and home safer from natural disasters? (Choose the top three)

* 5. From whom did you last receive information about how to make members of your household and your home safer from natural disasters?  (Please check only one)

* 6. What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to make your household and home safe from natural disasters? (Please check up to three)

* 7. Prior to taking this survey, were you aware of Kosciusko County's Disaster mitigation plan?

* 8. Prior to taking this survey, were you aware that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires the county to update the Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years in order for the county to be eligible for federal pre-and post-disaster hazard mitigation funds?

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