HMP Community Survey 

This questionnaire is designed to help the Tri-County Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee (Humboldt, Lander, and Pershing Counties) identify the community’s concerns about natural and human-caused hazards. The questionnaire should be completed by an adult, preferably the homeowner or the head of the household. All individual responses are strictly confidential and for research purposes only. If you have any questions call (775) 623-6419 Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Sean Wilkin, Captain.

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* 1. WHAT IS YOUR ZIP CODE

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* 2. DO YOU HAVE HOME INTERNET ACCESS?

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* 3. DO YOU OWN or RENT YOUR HOUSING? 

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* 4. NUMBER of YEARS IN COUNTY? 

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* 5. How concerned are you about the following disasters affecting your community? Please give each hazard a priority rating as follows: 0 = Not concerned; 1 = Somewhat concerned; 2 = Moderately concerned; 3 = Very concerned

  0 = Not concerned 1 = Somewhat concerned 2 = Moderately concerned; 3 = Very concerned
Floods 
Fire
Levee Failure
High Winds
Dam Failure 
Health Alert/Mass Disease/Pandemic
Landslide/Mudslide 
Earthquake
Biological plant or animal 
Transportation Loss
Telecomunications Failure
Radiological Incident 
Terrorism
Utilities Interruption 

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* 6. What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to make your home safer from natural disasters? (Check all that apply)

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* 7. Have you or someone in your household:

  Have Done Plan to Do  Not Done Unable to Do
Attended meetings or received written information on natural disasters or emergency preparedness?
Talked with family members about what to do in case of a disaster or emergency?
Developed a “Household/Family Emergency Plan” in order to decide what everyone would do in the event of a disaster?
Prepared a “Disaster Supply Kit” (extra food, water, medications, batteries, first aid items and other emergency supplies)?
In the last year, has anyone in your household been trained in First Aid or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)?

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* 8. Building a disaster supply kit, receiving First Aid training and developing a household/family emergency plan are all inexpensive activities that require a personal time commitment. How much time (per year) are you willing to spend on disaster/emergency preparedness? (Check only one)

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* 9. Did you consider the possible occurrence of a natural hazard when you bought/moved into your current home?

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* 10. Would you be willing to spend more money on a home that has features that make it more disaster resistant?

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* 11. Do you carry flood insurance? If yes what is the annual cost? If no was it available?

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* 12. Would you be willing to make your home more resistant to natural disasters?

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* 13. What modifications for earthquakes and floods have you made to your home? (Check all that apply)

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* 14. Natural & human caused disasters can have a significant impact on a community but planning for these events can help lessen the impact. The following statement will help us determine community priorities for planning for those hazards.

  Very Important Somewhat Important Neutral Not Very Important Not Important
Protecting private property
Protecting critical facilities (hospitals, transportation, fire stations)
Preventing development in hazard areas
Protecting natural environment
Protecting historical and cultural landmarks
Promoting cooperation among public agencies, citizens, non-profit organizations and businesses
Protecting and reducing damage to utilities
Strengthening emergency services (police, fire, ambulance)

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* 15. Please check the answer that best represents your opinion of the following strategies to reduce the risk and loss associated with natural disasters.

  Agree Neutral Disagree Not Sure
I support a regulatory approach to reducing risk.
I support a non-regulatory approach to reducing risk.
I support policies to prohibit development in areas subject to natural hazards.
I support the use of local tax dollars to reduce risks and losses from natural disasters.
I support protecting historical and cultural structures.
I would be willing to make my home more disaster-resistant.
I support steps to safeguard the local economy following a disaster event.
I support improving the disaster preparedness of schools.

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* 16. To the best of your knowledge, is your property located in a designated floodplain?

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* 17. The term mitigation means to make something become less harsh or severe, to alleviate.  Mitigation activities are those types of actions you can take to protect your home and property from natural hazard events such as floods. The Tri-County Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee (Humboldt, Lander, and Pershing Counties) is updating the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan to formulate and document mitigation strategies that will aid our communities in protecting life and property from the impacts of future natural disasters.

If your property were located in a designated “high hazard” area, or had received repeated damages from a natural hazard event, would you consider a “buyout”, elevation of the structure, or relocation offered by a public agency?

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* 18. Please rank how prepared you feel you and your household are for the probable impacts of natural hazard events likely to occur within the County. Rank on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most prepared.

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* 19. Thank you for your time. We welcome any other comments:

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