Community Stakeholder Survey

The Town of Plainfield is producing it's first Hazard Mitigation Plan with assistance from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and funding from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA). This planning effort is being undertaken to help the town assess the risks faced from natural hazards, identify action steps that can be taken to prevent damage to property and loss of life, and prioritize funding for mitigation efforts. A mitigation action is any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards.

Your participation is an important part of the planning process! Plainfield residents are invited to a public meeting on October 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Plainfield Town Hall, 304 Main Street. All members of the public are welcome to attend the event. Local businesses, residents of neighboring communities, and municipal officials of neighboring communities are also encouraged to attend and provide their feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey, and please spread the word about the HMP to your neighbors and friends!

Have questions? Email Emily Slotnick at or (413) 781-6045 or leave them for Howard Bronstein at the Town Offices and we will get back to you.

Thank you!

Howard Bronstein, Plainfield Select Board Chair

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* 1. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster in Plainfield such as a severe wind storm, flood, wildfire, or other type of natural disaster?

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* 2. If you answered "Yes" to Question #1, which kind of natural disaster have you experienced?

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* 3. How concerned are you about the following natural disasters affecting Plainfield in the future?

  Very Concerned Somewhat Concerned Neutral Not Very Concerned Not Concerned
Dam Failure
Severe Wind/Tornado/Micro burst
Severe Winter Weather/Blizzard/Ice Storm
Severe Storm/Hurricane
Extreme Temperatures

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* 4. What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to make your household and home safer from natural disaster?

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* 5. You can leave any comments here. If you would like to be updated on the HMP planning process, please leave your name and contact (we won't know otherwise as this is an anonymous survey). You may also email us at Thank you!