Community Survey

The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires a community to have an approved hazard mitigation plan to be eligible to apply for and receive certain Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hazard mitigation funds. Receipt of FEMA funding is critical to implementing identified hazard mitigation projects and programs.

Through a grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the City of Laguna Hills has initiated preparation of a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The LHMP provides a framework for the community to reduce its vulnerability to the impacts of natural hazard events such as earthquakes, flooding, and wildfires. The purpose of mitigation planning is to identify policies and to take actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses when an emergency or disaster occurs. Mitigation plans form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses as well as to reduce the potential of repeat cycles of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.

As we prepare the LHMP, an important component is community participation. Please complete this survey! Your input will help the Planning Team understand the community’s concerns and will guide development of the LHMP. Please note this is not a scientific survey, but it will assist the Planning Team to better understand the communities’ perspective on hazards that could impact the City and identify opportunities to inform and help the community prepare and respond to those hazards.

The survey should take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete and is anonymous. Your information will be kept confidential. The results of the survey will be included within the LHMP. The survey is open until 5:00 P.M. on February 13, 2022.

For comments or questions, please contact: Amber Shah, P.E. Assistant City Engineer at Ashah@lagunahillsca.gov.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this information-gathering process.

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* 1. Do you... (Check all that apply)

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* 2. What is your age group?

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* 3. Which of the following types of hazards have you or someone in your household experienced while residing and/or working in Laguna Hills?

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* 4. How concerned are you that the following hazards will happen in or impact Laguna Hills? Please check ONE response for each hazard.

  Extremely Concerned Very Concerned Concerned Somewhat Concerned Not Concerned
Wildfire
High Winds/Santa Anas
Earthquake ground shaking
Heavy rain
Extreme heat
Dam/reservoir failure
Flood
Drought
Hazardous materials incidents/spills
Landslide/mudflow
Power outage
Other

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* 5. What do you believe is the likelihood that these hazards will occur in or impact the City of Laguna Hills? Please check ONE for each hazard.

  Extremely Concerned Very Concerned Concerned Somewhat Concerned Not Concerned
Wildfire
High Winds/Santa Anas
Earthquake ground shaking
Heavy rain
Extreme heat
Dam/reservoir failure
Flood
Drought
Hazardous materials incidents/spills
Landslide/mudflow
Power outage
Other

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* 6. Rank the hazards based on the likelihood of potential threat to Laguna Hills with 1 being the HIGHEST threat and 10 being the LOWEST threat.

  1 (highest) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (lowest)
Wildfire
High Winds/Santa Anas
Earthquake ground shaking
Heavy rain
Extreme heat
Dam/reservoir failure
Flood
Drought
Hazardous materials incidents/spills
Landslide/mudflow
Power outage
Other

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* 7. Is there a hazard not listed above that you think is a wide scale threat to Laguna Hills?

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* 8. How prepared is your household to deal with a hazard event likely to occur in Laguna Hills?

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* 9. Have you taken actions to make your home, business, or neighborhood more resistant to hazards (such as anchored furniture and service utilities, maintain functioning smoke detectors, regularly trimmed trees, annually cut-down dry weeds to reduce fire hazards, etc.)?

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* 10. Choose the top 3 ways you prefer to receive information about how to make your home and neighborhood more resistant to hazards?

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* 11. How can your City, County or other Agencies help you become better prepared for disaster? Choose all that apply.

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* 12. Please utilize the space below to provide any additional comments regarding local hazards, disasters, and preparedness.

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* 13. Would you like to review and comment on the draft of the Laguna Hills Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?

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