* 1. Do You:

* 2. Which of the following types of natural disasters have you or someone in your household experienced in Barstow?

* 3. Please select which natural hazards you believe would cause severe damage to buildings or residents within the City of Barstow?

* 4. Please indicate how you feel about the following statement: Information about the risks from natural hazards is readily available and easy to locate?

* 5. Please indicate how you feel about the following statement: It is my responsibility to educate myself and take actions that will reduce my exposure to the risks from natural hazards.

* 6. Please indicate how you feel about the following statement: It is the responsibility of government (local, state and federal) to provide education and programs that promote citizen actions that will reduce exposure to the risks from natural hazards.

* 7. How much money would you be willing to spend at one time to protect your home or business from natural hazards? (For example, by flood proofing a basement, performing seismic upgrades, or doing dry weed abatement for fire risk) The answers will help Barstow staff to find applicable hazard mitigation grant programs requiring local funding match.

* 8. How much money would you be willing to spend each year to protect your home or business from natural hazards in the form of flood and/or earthquake insurance? The answers will help Barstow staff to find applicable hazard mitigation grant programs requiring local funding match.

* 9. Which of the following incentives would encourage you to protect your home against natural hazards? (Check all that apply)

* 10. What protection methods do you believe the City, County, State or Federal agencies should be using in order to reduce damage and disruption from hazard events within the Barstow? This information will assess community beliefs on developing hazard mitigation programs and strategies. Please select all that apply.

* 11. Do you own or rent your home or business?

* 12. Is your home or business located in or near a FEMA designated floodplain?

* 13. Do you have flood insurance?

* 14.
Is your home or business located near an earthquake fault?

* 15. Do you have earthquake insurance?

* 16. To the best of your knowledge, does your homeowner’s, renter’s, or general insurance policy provide coverage for damage from natural hazards?

* 17. Have you ever had problems obtaining homeowner's or renter's insurance due to risks from natural hazards?

* 18. When you moved into your home, did you consider the impact a natural hazard event could have on your home?

* 19. Was the presence of a natural hazard risk zone (for example, wild fire area or flood zone) disclosed to you by a real estate agent, seller or landlord before you purchased or moved into your home?

* 20. Would natural hazard real estate disclosures or risk information influence your decision on where to buy or rent a home?

* 21. Thank you again for completing the survey!!!! Please provide any additional comments that you may have regarding hazard mitigation and community protection against natural disasters.

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