St. Clair County Hazard Mitigation Survey

We Need Your Help!
The St. Clair County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is updating the St. Clair County Hazard Mitigation Plan, which covers all cities, townships, and villages within the County and makes them eligible for disaster mitigation grant funding programs.
 
The purpose of this survey is to get your input on disaster preparedness and emergency situations where you live, work, and recreate.  Please answer the questions to the best of your ability.  
 
Please complete this survey by Friday, September 24, 2021. Your participation and insight is appreciated!
 
 
 

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 2. Where do you live?

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* 3. During the past five years, have you or someone in your household experienced or been impacted by a disaster?

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

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* 5. How concerned are you about the possibility that there will be a large-scale emergency in St. Clair County?

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

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* 7. If your home/business is located in a floodplain, do you have flood insurance?

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* 8. Have you taken any actions to make your home or neighborhood more resistant to natural hazards?

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* 9. Are you aware of an emergency or evacuation plan at your child's/children's school?

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* 10. How familiar are you with the emergency or evacuation plans at your workplace?

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* 11. Do you have a family emergency preparedness plan that all family members know about?

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* 12. During an emergency event, how soon do you expect emergency responders to be at your location providing assistance?

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* 13. How concerned are you that emergency service agencies have a radio system that allows them to communicate with each other?

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* 14. Which of the following hazards do you feel your community is best prepared to handle?

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* 15. Which of the following hazards do you feel your community is least prepared to handle?

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* 16. What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to make your household safer from natural, technological, and human-related hazards? Check all that apply.

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* 17. Which statements represent your opinion on strategies to reduce the risk and loss associated with disasters?

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I support a regulatory approach to reducing risk.
I support efforts to inventory at-risk buildings and infrastructure.
I support improving the disaster preparedness of local schools.
I support policies to prohibit development in areas subject to natural hazards.
I support protecting historical and cultural structures.
I support steps to safeguard the local economy following a disaster.
I support the disclosure of natural hazard risks during real estate transactions.
I support the use of tax dollars to reduce risks and losses from natural disasters.
I would be willing to make my home more disaster-resilient.

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* 18. What do you consider the three most essential services that you expect County government, local (city or township) government, and private sector businesses to provide immediately after a large-scale disaster or hazard event?

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* 19. A number of community-wide mitigation 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 the county to consider pursuing:

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Emergency Services (Examples:  warning systems, evacuation planning, emergency response training, protection of critical infrastructure systems)
Natural Resource Protection (Examples: floodplain protection, habitat preservation, slope stabilization, riparian buffers, forest management)
Prevention Activities (Examples:  planning, zoning, building codes, open space preservation, floodplain regulations)
Property Protection (Examples: land acquisition, relocation, elevating buildings, structural retrofits)
Public Education and Awareness (Examples: outreach projects, school education programs, library materials, demonstration events)
Structural Projects (Examples: dams, levees, seawalls, detention basins, retaining walls, storm sewers)

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* 20. What initiatives, improvements, or other efforts do you think could be implemented to reduce your community's natural, technological, and human-related hazard risks?

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