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We need your help.
 
Your community is currently engaged in a planning process to become less vulnerable to disasters caused by natural hazards, and your participation is important to us!
                           
Municipal Departments are working together to update the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this Plan is to identify and assess our community’s natural hazard risks (such as flooding, winter storms, tornadoes and wildfires) and determine how to best minimize or manage those risks. Upon completion, the Plan will become presented to council for adoption and then submitted to the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency for review and approval.

This survey questionnaire provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events.


If you have any questions regarding this survey, or would like to learn about more ways you can participate in the development of our Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact Jim Sells with Concord Division of Emergency Management at (704) 920-5528 or by e-mail at sellsj@concordnc.gov.

 

Send the Survey back to Jim Sells at sellsj@concordnc.gov.

 
1.        What neighborhood do you live in?
 
2.        Have you ever experienced or been impacted by a disaster
            Yes      No
 
3.        How concerned are you about the possibility of our community being     impacted    by a disaster?
            Extremely Concerned   Somewhat Concerned Not Concerned
 
4.         Please select the one hazard that you think is the highest threat to your  neighborhood.
           
            Dam failure                   Tornado/Wind Storm                Lightning
            Drought                        Hail                                          Major Urban Fire
            Earthquake                   Hazardous Materials                 Severe Winter Storm
            Erosion             Hurricane                                 Terrorism
            Extreme Heat               Land Subsidene                       
            Flood  
 
            Other, please explain:
 
5.         Please select the one hazard you think is the second highest threat to your          neighborhood.
 
            Dam failure                   Tornado/Wind Storm                Lightning
            Drought                        Hail                                          Major Urban Fire
            Earthquake                   Hazardous Materials                 Severe Winter Storm
            Erosion             Hurricane                                 Terrorism
            Extreme Heat               Land Subsidene                       
            Flood  
 
            Other, please explain:
 
6.         Is there another hazard not listed above that you think is a wide-scale threat to  your neighborhood?
                        Yes      No
 
            If yes, please explain:
 
 
7.         Is your home located in a floodplain?
                        Yes      No       I don’t know
 
8.         Do you have flood insurance?
                        Yes      No       I don’t know
 
9.         If you answered “No” to Question 8, why not?
 
            Not in a flood plain
            Too expensive
            Not necessary because it never floods
            Not necessary because I’m elevated or other wise protected.
            Never really considered it.
 
            Other, please explain:
 
10.       Have you taken any actions to make your home or neighborhood more resistant to        natural hazards?
                        Yes      No
 
            If yes, please explain
 
11.       Are you interested in making your home or neighborhood more resistant to        natural hazards?
                        Yes      No
 
12        What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to make your home and neighborhood more resistant to natural hazards?
 
            Newspaper
            Television
            Radio
            Internet
            Mail
            Public workshops/meetings
            Neighborhood meetings
            Other, please explain:
 
13.       In your opinion, what are some steps your local government could take to          eliminate the risk of future natural hazard damages in your neighborhood?
 
 
 
14        Are there any other issues regarding the reduction of risk and loss associated with          natural hazards or disasters in the community that you think are important?
 
 
 
 
15.       A number of community-wide activities can reduce our risk from natural hazards.          In general, these activities fall into one of the following six broad categories.          Please tell us how important you think each one is to your neighborhood for us to consider pursuing.
 
 
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Not Important
Prevention, Administrative or regulatory actions that influence the way land is developed and buildings are built. Examples include planning and zoning, building codes, open space preservation, and floodplain regulations.
 
 
 
Property Protection, Actions that involve the modification of existing buildings to protect them from a hazard or removal from the hazard area. Examples include acquisition, relocation, elevation, structural retrofits, and storm shutters.
 
 
 
Natural Resource Protection: Actions that, in addition to minimizing hazard losses, also preserve or restore the functions of natural systems. Examples include: floodplain protection, habitat preservation, slope stabilization, riparian buffers, and forest management.
 
 
 
Structural Projects: Actions intended to lessen the impact of a hazard by modifying the natural progression of the hazard. Examples include dams, levees, seawalls, detention/retention basins, channel modification, retaining walls and storm sewers.
 
 
 
Public Education and Awareness:  Actions to inform citizens about hazards and the techniques they can use to protect themselves and their property. Examples include outreach projects, school education programs, library materials and demonstration events.
 
 
 
 
16. In your opinion, what sources of funding should used to support natural hazard mitigation activities?
 
 
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