Schenectady County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update - Stakeholder Organizations Survey
The 2021 Schenectady County Hazard Mitigation Plan update process is currently underway and is inclusive of the County and all eight municipalities. The Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) identifies and evaluates risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural hazards and resulting disasters, and leads to the development of long-term strategies (policies and actions) for risk reduction, making your community more resilient.

By participating in this process communities ensure eligibility for federal mitigation funding, a key asset in the implementation of mitigation actions that reduce risk and impacts of hazards. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.

This survey seeks to identify and collect information about at-risk / vulnerable community members across Schenectady County and any on-going activities that provide services and resources to these individuals and groups before, during or after natural hazard events and/or disasters.

Locating and learning more about these community members, and the organizations that interface and work with them, will inform the risks and vulnerabilities, as well as mitigation strategies (goals, objectives and actions) sections of the 2021 Schenectady County Hazard Mitigation Plan update.

The planning process is currently engaged with Jurisdictional Teams from each municipality composed of a wide range of government/municipal officials and staff. It is critical that the public and non-governmental stakeholders contribute views, ideas and feedback that will be incorporated in the plan. These contributions will improve the overall quality and accuracy of the plan.

For this plan update, Schenectady County is participating in a pilot program facilitated by NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYSDHES). The pilot is currently engaging five counties across the state as they update their Hazard Mitigation Plans to test a new web-based mitigation planning platform and planning process currently under development by NYSDHSES. This means the 2021 Schenectady County Hazard Mitigation Plan update will be a web-based plan that is more interactive, dynamic and accessible and easier and more cost effective for the County and it's municipalities to update.

Thank you for your time and participation!
Email address *
Name of your Organization, Institution, Office, etc. *
Please describe your organization's goals and objectives, what kind of services or products it offers, its primary clients/customers or market, and its geographical region of operation *
Organization's Address
Organization's Website
Respondent Name *
Respondent's Title/Role
Respondent's Contact Information (email address and/or phone number)
In the past 10 years which of the following hazards have you experienced within Schenectady County? *
Required
Please describe the hazard event(s) and the impact(s) you experienced (for example damage or disruptive impacts to your home, personal property, work, school, community asset, neighborhood, etc.). *
How concerned are you about future impacts of the following hazards in Schenectady County? *
1- Not Concerned
2
3
4
5 - Extremely Concerned
Cold Wave
Drought
Earthquake
Flooding
Hail
Heat Wave
Hurricane
Ice Storm
Landslide
Lightning
Snow Storm
Tornado
Wildfire
Wind
If you selected 4 or 5 for any hazard above please describe the impact(s) of the hazard(s) that concern you. *
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