York County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Hazard Identification and Prioritization Survey

As part of the York County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, the identification and prioritization of natural and human-made hazards and their risks is needed to identify the appropriate mitigation actions for reducing losses. To be sure that York County’s risk assessment is accurate, current, and relevant, this worksheet has been developed.  This is a multi-municipal Plan and we need input from all 72 municipalities.  Your participation is appreciated.

* 1. Please select the one that best describes your role

* 3. Please indicate your assessment of each hazard based on frequency. Use the following table to determine your answer:

Low - One (1) or no event every ten (10) or more years
Moderate - Multiple events within ten (10) years
High - One (1) or more events per year

  Low Moderate High
Civil Disturbance
Dam Failure
Drought
Earthquake
Environmental Hazards
(hazardous material releases)
Extreme Temperature
Flood, Flash Flood, Ice Jam
Hailstorm
Hurricane, Tropical Storm, Nor'easter
Invasive Species
Landslide
Land Subsidence, Sinkholes
Levee Failure
Lightning Strike
Mass Food and Animal Feed Contamination
(bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins)
Nuclear Incident
Pandemic and Infectious Diseases
Radon Exposure
Terrorism
Tornado, Windstorm
Urban Fire and Explosion
Wildfire
Winter Storm

* 4. Please indicate your assessment of each hazard based on severity. Please use the following table to determine your answers.

Low - Mitigation and contingency planning is advisory in nature. Examples of losses can include one or several of the following: treatable first aid injuries, complete shutdown of facilities and critical services for one week or less and/or less than 10% of property in affected area(s) is severely damaged.

Moderate - Mitigation and contingency planning requires prompt action. Examples of losses can include one or several of the following: severe injury/illness, complete shutdown of facilities and critical services for > 14 days, and/or more that 25% of property in affected area(s) is severely damaged.

High - High risk condition with highest priority for mitigation and contingency planning. Examples of losses can include one or several of the following: fatalities, complete shutdown of facilities and critical services for > 30 days, and/or more than 50% of property in affected area(s) is severely damaged.

  Low Moderate High
Civil Disturbance
Dam Failure
Drought
Earthquake
Environmental Hazards
(hazardous material releases)
Extreme Temperature
Flood, Flash Flood, Ice Jam
Hailstorm
Hurricane, Tropical Storm, Nor'easter
Invasive Species
Landslide
Land Subsidence, Sinkholes
Levee Failure
Lightning Strike
Mass Food and Animal Feed Contamination
(bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins)
Nuclear Incident
Pandemic and Infectious Diseases
Radon Exposure
Terrorism
Tornado, Windstorm
Urban Fire and Explosion
Wildfire
Winter Storm

* 5. How has the frequency of occurrence, magnitude of impact, and/or geographic extent of the hazards identified below changed in your municipality?

  No Change Increased Decreased
Civil Disturbance
Dam Failure
Drought
Earthquake
Environmental Hazards
(hazardous material releases)
Extreme Temperature
Flood, Flash Flood, Ice Jam
Hailstorm
Hurricane, Tropical Storm, Nor'easter
Invasive Species
Landslide
Land Subsidence, Sinkholes
Levee Failure
Lightning Strike
Mass Food and Animal Feed Contamination
(bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins)
Nuclear Incident
Pandemic and Infectious Diseases
Radon Exposure
Terrorism
Tornado, Windstorm
Urban Fire and Explosion
Wildfire
Winter Storm

* 6. Based on the existence of a levee to protect York City and surrounding municipalities and the potential for Mass Food and Animal Feed Contamination in areas of York County, the Local Planning Team is proposing to add levee failure and Mass Food and Animal Feed Contamination to the list of hazards profiled by the York County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Do you agree or disagree with the addition of these hazards?

  Agree Disagree
Levee Failure
Mass Food or Animal Feed Contamination
(bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins)

* 7. Based on the lack of past occurrences, disaster declaration, identification in the State or other County Plan, and/or being covered under one or more of the other hazards, the following hazards are not proposed to be profiled in the York County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Do you agree or disagree with their exclusion from the Plan for the reasons listed.

  Agree- Do Not Include in Plan Disagree- Should be Included in Plan
Expansive Soils
(Expansion/Contraction of Clay Soils) (No problem known)
Disorientation
(Lost people) (Limited impact)
Drowning
(Limited impact)
Transportation Accidents
(Result of identified hazards or results in environmental hazard) (Already covered)
Utility Interruption
(Result of identified hazards) (Already covered)
War and Criminal Violence 
(War beyond scope of County/municipality, covered somewhat under terrorism)

* 9. I am familiar with the York County 2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan.

* 10. The greatest strength of the York County 2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan is:

* 11. The York County 2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan does not adequately address the following:

* 12. Issues to consider in the update to the York County Hazard Mitigation Plan include the following:

* 13. Public involvement is key in the development of a hazard mitigation plan. Indicate the most effective ways to involve the public (mark as many as apply).

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