Van Wert County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Special Interest Groups Survey
The Van Wert County EMA is currently updating the 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by FEMA for the provision of post-disaster and pre-disaster mitigation funding. The County is seeking input from special interest groups and organizations, including local governments on the nature of hazard impacts and suggestions for mitigation to reduce those impacts. If you have any comments or questions related to the plan or this survey, feel free to contact Roberta Streiffert, Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program at 419-724-4155 or by email at rjstreiffert@glcap.org. Thank you for your time and input in this matter.
1. Organization name and contact person *
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2. Please select the category that best describes your organization *
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3. Has your organization, constituents or clients ever experienced or been impacted by a natural disaster? *
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4. If "yes", what type and how (please provide a brief description of damages and costs, did the event require closure for an extended period, loss of services, etc):
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5. Please select the natural disaster(s) that you think present the highest threat to your organization, constituents or clients. *
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6. Does your organization own or operate facilities that are located in a flood prone area? *
7. If yes, do you have flood insurance?
8. Do you believe that your facilities are disaster-resistant (properly located, have back-up power, etc)? *
9. If not, are there any projects or programs that the county or municipality could implement that would improve your disaster resiliency?
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10. Do you think the transportation networks and utility infrastructure serving your facilities are properly designed to withstand closures and/or damages due to natural disasters, providing long-term support for your organizational needs *
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11. If "no", please briefly explain why not
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12. A number of community-wide activities can reduce risks from natural hazards. In general, these activities fall into one of the following four (4) categories. Please tell us how important you think each one is for your operations. *
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Not Important
Structure and Infrastructure Projects - Construct “bricks & mortar” infrastructure and building improvements to eliminate or reduce hazard threats, or to mitigate the impacts of hazards. Examples include new culverts, storm-proof windows, etc.
Preparedness, Coordination and Response Actions - Ensure that a framework exists to facilitate and coordinate the administration and enforcement of planned activities. Integrate prevention/mitigation activities into all local community operations.
Education and Awareness Programs - Education and community outreach to raise awareness of overall or hazard-specific risk and generate support for individual or community-wide efforts to reduce risk. Examples include school programs, mailed info, etc
Local Plans and Regulations - Integrate mitigation into local bylaws, ordinances and regulations to protect vulnerable resources and reduce risk. Examples include development restrictions in flood zones, capital planning for mitigation projects, etc
13. Resources to mitigate natural hazards are limited, and hard choices must be made about which community assets and services to prioritize. Please indicate your priority areas below. *
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Neutral
Not Very Important
Not Important
Protect private property
Protect critical facilities and infrastructure (for example, fire stations, transportation networks, etc.)
Prevent development in hazard-prone areas
Protect/enhance natural features to aid in mitigation (restore wetlands, streams, etc.)
Protect historic and cultural landmarks
Protect and reduce damage to utilities
Strengthen emergency services (Law enforcement, fire, ambulance, etc.)
Promote cooperation among public agencies, citizens, non-profit organizations, and businesses
14. Are there any other issues regarding the reduction of risk and loss associated with natural hazards or disasters that you think are important?
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION! The survey may be submitted anonymously. However, if you would like to receive information regarding upcoming public meetings for the hazard mitigation plan, please provide your name, address, phone, and email information below.
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