The Town of Natick, MA is currently updating the July 2010 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. 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 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. The Natick Local Hazard Mitigation Committee thanks you for taking the time to participate in this information-gathering process.

* 1. Which of the following hazard events have you or has anyone in your household and/or business experienced in the past 20 years within the Town of Natick? (Check all that apply)

* 2. In your opinion, how prepared is your household and/or business to deal with a natural hazard event?

* 3. Which of the following have provided you with useful information to help you prepare for a hazard event? (Check all that apply)

* 4. How concerned are you about the following hazards in the Town of Natick? (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 Hazard

* 5. Which of the following steps has your household and/or business taken to prepare for a hazard event? (Check all that apply)

* 6. In your opinion, which of the following methods do you think are most effective for providing hazard and disaster information? (Check all that apply)

* 7. Is your property located in or near a FEMA designated floodplain?

* 8. Do you have flood insurance?

* 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 disasters?

* 10. Are you interested in making your home, business or neighborhood more resistant to hazards?

* 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 natural 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.

* 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 Natick? (Select your top three choices)

* 13. Additional comments?

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