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* 1. In the past 5 years, which of the following natural hazard events have you experienced in Tompkins County? Check all that apply.

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* 2. How concerned are you about the following natural hazards in Tompkins County? Please check one for each hazard.

  NOT CONCERNED SOMEWHAT CONCERNED VERY CONCERNED EXTREMELY CONCERNED
Climate Change (other than sea level rise)
Coastal Storm
Dam Failure
Drought
Earthquake
Extreme Temperatures (heat and cold)
Flooding - Street/Property
Flooding - Stormwater
Flooding - Basement
Flooding - 1st Floor or above
Geologic (landslide, sinkholes, subsidence)
Severe Weather (high winds, lightning, hail)
Severe Winter Storms (blizzard, heavy snow, ice)
Wildfire
Other Natural Hazard

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* 3. In the last 5 years, were you permanently or temporarily evacuated
from your place of residence as a result of a disaster (e.g. flooding)? If so,
how long were you displaced? Did you go to a shelter?

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* 4. If you currently rely on public utilities, how prepared are you (and your
family, if applicable) to get along without electricity or natural gas for one to
five days?

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* 5. Please rank how prepared you are for natural disaster events likely to
occur within your community. Rank on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5
representing the most prepared.

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* 6. How do you receive your information concerning a disaster? Check all
that apply.

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* 7. Do you think that the public is aware of, understands, and takes
advantage of emergency warning and notification systems and services
(e.g. mass notification system, audible alerts, CodeRED, NY Alert)?

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* 8. Do you think that current local public education and awareness
programs are effective at informing the public on what they should do to be
prepared for and reduce their personal risk to disasters?

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* 9. Which of the following steps has you have taken to prepare for a local
hazard event? Check all that apply.

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* 10. In the past, has your place of residence been damaged by a hazard
event?

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* 11. If you answered "yes" to question #10, did you report the damages
to your insurance company, local officials, or non-profit?

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* 12. If you answered "no" to question #11, why did you not report the
damages?

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* 13. To the best of your knowledge, is your property located in a
designated floodplain? If you do not know, click here to find out.

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* 14. If your property is in the floodplain, do you have flood insurance?

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* 15. If your property is located outside of the floodplain, do you have flood
insurance?

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* 16. If you do NOT have flood insurance, what is the primary reason?
Check all that apply.

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* 17. Do you or did you have problems getting homeowners/renters
insurance due to risks from natural hazards?

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* 18. Please identify any specific vulnerabilities that you area aware of in
the municipality you live in (e.g. flood prone areas or specific properties,
critical facilities that lack backup power, etc.). Please list street names and
other specific identifiers if possible. (or type "none" to continue)

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* 19. Do you know of any vulnerabilities within your community that impact
particular groups such as children, elderly, those with mobility issues or
other?

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* 20. Please identify any specific vulnerabilities that you are aware of in
Tompkins County (e.g. floodprone areas or specific properties, critical
facilities that lack backup power, etc.). Please list street names and other
specific identifiers if possible. (or type "none" to continue)

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* 21. What types of projects do you believe local, county, state, or federal
government agencies could be doing to reduce the damage and disruption
of disasters in Tompkins County? Select your top three choices.

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* 22. Do you feel that your municipality is doing enough towards hazard risk
reduction, climate adaptation, or other mitigation/prevention measures?

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* 23. Do you think that your municipality cares about your well being in
relation to hazard events?

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* 24. If your property were located in a designated high-hazard area (for
example, National Flood Insurance Program [NFIP] flood zone) or had
received repeated damages from a natural disaster event, would you
consider any of the following options?If your response is dependent on
certain factors, such as the funding source, please indicate those factors in
the following question.

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* 25. Please select the factor(s) that would influence your decision on the
mitigation options listed above (buyout/acquisition, relocation, or elevation).

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* 26. If you have already had to spend money to mitigate your property due
to flood damages, how much have you spent and on what measures? (or type "none" to continue)

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* 27. Which (if any) incentives would motivate you to spend money on
protecting your home from the possible impacts of a disaster? Such as
lower interest rates, grant funding, waivers, etc. (or type "none" to continue)

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* 28. Please list any additional types of projects you believe local, county,
state or federal government agencies could be doing to reduce the
damage and disruption from the hazards of concern in Tompkins County.
Hazards include: Disease Outbreak, Drought, Extreme Temperature,
Flood, Harmful Algal Bloom, Infestation, Severe Storm, Severe Winter
Storm, and Wildfire. (or type "none" to continue)

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* 29. Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns regarding
hazard mitigation in Tompkins County? (or type "none" to continue)

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* 30. Please indicate the municipality in which you live:

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* 31. How long have you lived here?

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* 32. Do you own or rent your place of residence?

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* 33. What type of residence do you live in?

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* 34. What street or general location is your property on? (optional, will be
kept confidential - only used to identify hazard areas such as flooding)

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* 35. If you received real estate disclosure information when you moved
into your current residence, did your real estate agent or landlord explain
the implications of living in a hazard risk zone and did you understand the
information they presented?

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* 36. Which of the following digital media outlets do you use and/or
subscribe to receive general news and information about Tompkins
County? Check all that apply.

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* 37. Please indicate your age range:

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* 38. Do you have anything else you would like to share about yourself or
your concerns? (or type "none" to continue)

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