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Have you experienced any of the following hazards in Ann Arbor?
How concerned are you about the following hazards?
Please rank the following climate-related impacts in terms of the level of threat you think they pose to Ann Arbor
More extreme and more frequent thunderstorm storm events (including tornadoes)
Loss and change of vegetation (including trees)
More extreme and more frequent winter storm events (including ice storms)
Reduced air quality
In-migration of people to the area from areas more severely impacted by climate change
More extreme and more frequent rainfall events (more frequent flooding)
Increased heat wave intensity and frequency
Increased heat wave intensity and frequency Make this the
Are there other climate-related impacts that you think threaten Ann Arbor? If so, please describe.
Is your home or business located in a floodplain?
Is your property about the same, less, or more prone to flooding now than it was 5 years ago?
Do you feel you and/or your family is prepared for emergencies or disasters?
What steps have you taken to prepare for the types of emergencies and disasters that might occur in our community?
Do you feel that the City of Ann Arbor has effectively helped the community prepare for emergencies or disasters?
A number of citywide activities can reduce our risk from hazards. In general, these activities fall into one of the following seven broad categories. Please rank the categories in order of importance with 1 being the most important.
Actions that protect people and property during and immediately after a hazard event. Examples include warning systems, evacuation planning, emergency response training, and protection of critical emergency facilities or systems. Make this the
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. Make this the
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. Make this the
Social Cohesion Projects
Actions that help residents build and maintain relationships with each other (especially neighbors), create shared plans, and develop shared resources to jointly prepare for, withstand, and recover from hazards. Make this the
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. Make this the
Actions intended to lessen the impact of a hazard by modifying the natural progression of the hazard. Examples include dams, levees, detention/retention basins, channel modification, retaining walls and storm sewers. Make this the
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. Make this the
Please indicate which method(s) you prefer to receive preparedness information.
Please indicate which method(s) you prefer to receive ongoing emergency/disaster information.
What two actions do you think are the most important for the City to take to increase resilience to hazards, including climate-related hazards?
Please provide any additional feedback, comments, thoughts, or suggestions:
Do you live in Ann Arbor?
Do you work in Ann Arbor?
What is your age?
Which identifiers would you use to describe yourself?
What is your gender identity?
How do you identify your sexual orientation? (select all that apply):
Which best describes your household income last year?
Do you rent or own your primary residence?
What would make it easier for you to engage with the city?