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* 1. Please indicate your age range:

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* 3. What is your zip code?

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* 4. How long have you lived in the county?

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

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* 6. Please rate how prepared you and your household are for the probable impacts of natural hazard events likely to occur within the county?

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* 7. What tools have you used to prepare for the potential impacts from natural hazard events that may occur within the county? (Please check all that apply)

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* 8. How concerned are you about the following hazards impacting the county?

  Not concerned Somewhat concerned Very concerned Extremely concerned
Drought
Earthquake
Extreme temperatures
Flooding - basement
Flooding - 1st Floor
Flooding - above 1st floor
Flash flooding
Ice Jam flooding
Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Nor'easter
Invasive species
Landslide
Lightning strike
Pandemic/infectious disease
Radon exposure
Subsidence/sinkholes
Tornado/windstorm
Wildfire
Winter storm
Civil disturbance
Dam failure
Drowning
Environmental hazard (hazardous materials)
Mass food and animal feed contamination
Opioid Epidemic
Terrorism
Major transportation accident
Urban fire and explosion
Utility Interruption
Emergency Services wellness (to include financial stability and volunteerism rate)

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* 9. Please rate the MOST EFFECTIVE ways for you to receive information on natural disasters.

  Does Not Apply Not Effective Effective Very Effective
Text Alerting
Newspaper
County or Municipal Websites
Local Government E-mail
Police Department/Fire Department/EMS
Telephone Book
Informational Brochures
Public Meetings/Town Hall Meetings/Public Awareness Events
Workshops
School - Programs/Handouts
TV News/Advertising
Radio News/Advertising
Outdoor Advertising (i.e. Billboards, Posters)
Internet Advertising
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Blogs
Chamber of Commerce
Public Library/Books

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

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* 11. If you do NOT have flood insurance, what is the primary reason?

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* 12. Did you consider the impact a natural disaster could have on your home before you purchased/moved into your home?

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* 13. Did the real estate agent, seller or landlord disclose the presence of a natural hazard risk zone (i.e. flood zone) before you purchased/moved into your home?

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* 14. Would the disclosure of this type of information influence your decision to purchase/move into a home?

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

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* 16. How much money would you be willing to spend on our current home to retrofit it from the impacts of potential future natural disasters within your community? (Ex: Elevating a flood prone structure or utilities; retrofitting your roof, siding or windows to withstand high winds.)

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* 17. Which of the following incentives would help to encourage you to spend money to retrofit your home from the possible impacts of natural disasters? (Please check all that apply)

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* 18. If your property were located in a designated "high hazard" area, or had received repeated damages from a natural hazard event, would you consider:

  Yes No Unsure (Need more information)
A "buyout"?
Elevation of the structure?
Relocation offered by a public agency?

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* 19. Places/properties that reflect my community's heritage and/or my community's historic, architectural, cultural, or scenic character should be prioritized for risk reduction measures in the current county hazard mitigation plan in order to help prevent major damage from natural hazards and preserve them for future generations.

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* 20. Which place(s) best reflects what you value about your community? (Select all that apply.)

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* 21. What do you consider to be your community's most treasured local landmarks and sites? (List up to three.)

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* 22. What types of projects do you believe local, county, state or federal government agenies should be doing in order to reduce the damage and disruption of natural hazards in the county? (Please prioritize suggested projects)

  Low Medium High
Retrofit and strengthen essential facilities such as police or fire stations, schools and hospitals.
Retrofit infrastructure, such as elevating roadways and improving drainage systems.
Work on improving the damage resistance of utilities (electricity, communications, etc.)
Install or improve protective structures, such as floodwalls or levees.
Replace inadequate or vulnerable bridges and causeways.
Strengthen codes, ordinances and plans to require higher hazard risk management standards and/or provide greater control over development in high hazard areas.
Acquire vulnerable properties and maintain as open space.
Inform property owners of ways they can mitigate their properties.
Provide better information about hazard risks and high-hazard areas.
Assist vulnerable property owners with securing funding to mitigate their properties.
Retrofit important community landmarks/historic buildings to reduce risk.

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* 23. Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns?

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