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* 1. What is your affiliation with Columbia County? (Select all that apply)

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* 2. Which jurisdiction do you represent within Columbia County?

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* 3. How often have each of these natural hazards occurred in your community?

  Once a year or more often Once every 3-5 years Once in a decade Once in my lifetime Never Not sure
Blizzard
Nor'easter
Ice Storm
Flooding
Dam Overtopping and/or Failure
Drought
Extreme Temperature
Tornado
Landslide
Wildfire
High Wind
Thunderstorm
Microburst
Hurricane/Tropical Storm
Earthquake
Invasive Species

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* 4. What natural hazards are you concerned about experiencing in the future?

  Very concerned Moderately concerned Slightly concerned Not concerned Not sure
Blizzard
Nor'easter
Ice Storm
Flooding
Dam Overtopping and/or Failure
Drought
Extreme Temperature
Tornado
Landslide
Wildfire
High Wind
Thunderstorm
Microburst
Hurricane/Tropical
Storm
Earthquake
Invasive Species

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* 5. Which of the following risk categories are most susceptible to natural hazards in your community? Please rank the community assets in order of vulnerability. (1 = most vulnerable, 5 = least vulnerable)

  1 2 3 4 5
People: Loss of life and/or injuries
Economic: Business interruptions/closures, job losses, etc.
Infrastructure: Damage/loss of roads, bridges, utilities, schools, etc.
Cultural/Historic: Damage or loss of libraries, museums, historic properties, etc.
Environment: Damage, contamination and/or loss of forests, wetlands, waterways, etc.
Governance: Ability to maintain order and/or provide public amenities and services

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* 6. Natural hazards can have a significant impact on a community. Please tell us how important each statement is to you by checking the appropriate box for each.

  Very important Somewhat important Neutral Not very important Not important
Protecting private property
Protecting critical facilities (transportation networks, hospitals, fire stations, etc.)
Preventing development in hazard areas
Enhancing function off natural assets (streams, wetlands, beaches, etc.)
Protecting historic and cultural landmarks
Protecting and reducing damage to utilities
Strengthening emergency services (police, fire, ambulance, etc.)
Promoting cooperation among public agencies, citizens, non-profits, academia, and businesses

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* 7. What community assets have assisted and aided the community's population through a storm event, such as blizzards, flooding, and extreme heat? Please be specific and list the three most important that come to mind, including the asset's name, location, and property owner if known (example assets: gas stations, pharmacies, supermarkets, towing services, etc.).

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* 8. What infrastructure has been impacted by storm events in your community? Please be specific and list the three most important that come to mind, including infrastructure's name, location, and property owner if you know (examples infrastructure: roadways, community buildings, churches, schools, open space, dams, etc.).

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* 9. What major employers, primary economic sectors, and commercial centers would severely impact the community if lost or inoperability were to occur in the future and thereby curtail your community's ability to recover from a disaster? Please be specific and list the three most important that come to mind, including the name, location, and property owner if relevant.

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* 10. Which populations, groups of people, or communities are less able to respond and recover during a disaster? Please be specific and list the three most important that come to mind (examples include: elderly populations, environmental justice populations, special needs schooling, child care, shelters, homeless, etc.).

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* 11. What natural environments does your community value and provide protective functions to reduce the magnitude of hazard impacts and increase community resiliency? Please be specific and list the three most important that come to mind, including the name and location if you know (examples include: open spaces, wetlands and waterbodies, trails, recreation areas, etc.).

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* 12. Please write any specific natural hazard events that were most significant for your community in the last 5 years (examples include: Hurricane Ida, Tropical Storm Fred, Tropical Storm Isaias, etc.).

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* 13. Please provide images you may have taken of any storm events' damages (major or minor) that have impacted your community in the last 5 years. If you have more than one image to share, please compile them into one document to upload. Please title the image/document with the location of the damages.

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