* 1. What do you think are the top three hazards that threaten the City and Borough of Sitka?

* 2. Do you feel well informed about the hazards that affect Sitka?

* 3. In your household, have you done any of the following preparedness activities? (Please check all that apply):

* 4. Would you attend disaster-related educational courses if any were offered, such as personal preparedness?

* 5. What types of supplemental insurance do you have? Please check all that apply:

* 6. Would you be interested in volunteering for a disaster response team, such as a Community Emergency Response Team?

* 7. Resources to mitigate disasters can be limited. The City must prioritize when funding mitigation projects. Please indicate your priorities in regards to disaster and hazard mitigation:

  Very Important Somewhat Important Neutral Not very important Not at all important
Protect private property
Protect Critical Infrastructure (fire stations, transportation networks, hospitals, etc)
Prevent development in hazard-prone areas
Protect/enhance natural features to aid in mitigation  (wetlands, streams, salmon spawning grounds, wildlife habitat)
Protect historic and cultural landmarks
Strengthen emergency services (police, fire, etc)
Promote cooperation among public agencies, citizens, non-profit organizations, and businesses
Develop a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Protect and reduce damage to utilities
Improve alert and warning for impending disasters

* 8.  A number of community-wide activities can reduce risks from natural hazards. In general, these activities fall into one of the following four (4) general categories. Please tell us which of these activities you think are most important for Sitka:

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Structure and Infrastructure Projects - Construct “bricks & mortar” infrastructure and building improvements to eliminate or reduce hazard threats, or to mitigate the impacts of hazards. Examples include new culverts, storm-proof windows, etc.
Preparedness, Coordination and Response Actions - Ensure that a framework exists to facilitate and coordinate the administration and enforcement of planned activities. Integrate prevention/mitigation activities into all local community operations.
Education and Awareness Programs - Education and community outreach to raise awareness of overall or hazard-specific risk and generate support for individual or community-wide efforts to reduce risk. Examples include school programs, mailed info, etc
Local Plans and Regulations - Integrate mitigation into local bylaws, ordinances and regulations to protect vulnerable resources and reduce risk. Examples include development restrictions in flood zones, capital planning for mitigation projects, etc.

* 9. If there is any other input you would like to provide, please use the space below.

* 10. If you would like to receive further information about this planning effort, please provide your contact information below.