1. Survey for the San Diego Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Revision

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Thank you for participating in this survey.  This year, local, county and special district government agencies will update the region's plan for reducing the threat to life and property from man-made and natural disasters.  The results of this survey will be essential in helping a regional working group understand concerns and questions the community has about the threats the region faces and will guide discussions as the group revises the San Diego Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The San Diego Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is a framework that guides communities in making decisions and developing policies to reduce or eliminate risk to life and property.  It identifies the types of hazards that threaten our communities, evaluates our vulnerabilities and outlines a strategy to reduce or eliminate the risk posed by those threats.  The state and federal governments often require counties, cities and special districts to complete a Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to be eligible for certain types of disaster assistance and recovery funding.  The County of San Diego, the 18 incorporated cities and many special districts are now updating the plan originally developed in 2004 and updated in 2010.

Visit the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services' website for more information about the Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan at:


* 1. OPTIONAL - Please provide us with your name, email and telephone number.  San Diego County will only use this information to contact you to respond to your questions and comments.  We will not share this information with anyone.

* 2. Please state the city(ies) or community(ies) where you live and work.

* 4. Are you aware of the San Diego Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan developed in 2004 and revised in 2010?

* 5. Have you ever experienced or been impacted by a disaster?

* 6. How concerned are you about the possibility of your community being impacted by a disaster?

* 9. Is your home or business located in a floodplain?

* 10. Do you have flood insurance?

* 11. If you don't have flood insurance, why not?

* 12. Have you taken any actions to make your home, business or neighborhood more resistant to hazards?

* 13. Are you interested in making your home, business or neighborhood more resistant to hazards?

* 15. Do you require assistance in receiving information?

* 16. In your opinion, what are some steps your local government could take to reduce or eliminate the risk of future hazard damages in your neighborhood?

* 17. Are there any other issues regarding the reduction of risk and loss associated with hazards or disasters in the community that you think are important?

* 18. A number of community-wide activities can reduce our risk from hazards.  In general, these activities fall into one of the following six broad categories.  Please tell us how important you think each one is for your community to consider pursuing.

  Very important Somewhat important Not important
Prevention - Administrative or regulatory actions that influence the way land is developed and buildings are constructed (Example - Planning and zoning building codes, etc.).
Property Protection - Actions that involve the modification of existing buildings or structures to protect them from a hazard or remove them from the hazard area (Example - Retrofits, relocation, acquisition, etc.).
Public Education  and Awareness - Actions to inform and educate residents, elected officials and property owners about the hazards and potential ways to mitigate them (Example - Outreach, real estate disclosure, school-age and adult education).
Natural Resource Protection - Actions that, in addition to minimizing hazard losses, also preserve or restore the functions of natural systems (Example - Erosion control, stream restoration, etc.).
Emergency Services - Actions that protect people and property during and immediately after a disaster or hazard event (Example - Warning systems, protection of official facilities, etc).
Structural Projects - Actions that involve the construction of structures to reduce the impact of a hazard (Example - Dams, floodwalls, seawalls, etc.).