1. Please indicate your age range:
18 to 30
31 to 40
51 to 60
60 or over
3.Do you have access to the Internet or World Wide Web:
4. Please indicate what section of Little Falls you live in:
5. How long have you lived in the Township of Little Falls?
6. Do you own or rent your place of residence?
7. What is your zip code?
8. What is your home address?
NATURAL HAZARD INFORMATION
9. Please rank how prepared you feel you and your
household are for the probable impacts of natural hazard events
likely to occur within Passaic County. Rank on a scale of 1 to 5,
with 5 representing the most prepared.
10. Why do you think you are prepared for the
probable impacts from natural hazard events that may occur within
Passaic County? (Please check all that apply)
11. In the past 10 years, which of the following
types of natural hazard events have you or someone in your
household experienced within Little Falls and how concerned are
you about the following natural hazards impacting the Township?
(Please check all that apply and check the corresponding number
for each hazard).
12. Information on the impacts of and how
to prepare for a natural disaster can be disseminated to the
public in various ways. Of the methods described below, please
top three (3) ways which would be MOST
EFFECTIVE in helping you make your home safer and better able
to withstand the impact of natural hazard events?
13. To the best of your knowledge, is your
property located in a designated floodplain?
14. Do you have flood insurance?
15. Do you or did you have problems getting
16. If you do NOT have flood insurance, what is
NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION
The term mitigation means to make something become less harsh
or severe, to alleviate. Mitigation activities are those types of
actions you can take to protect your home and property from
natural hazard events such as floods, severe storms and wildfires.
The Township of Little Falls is preparing an All-Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
to formulate and document mitigation strategies that will aid our
community in protecting life and property from the impacts of
future natural disasters. The following section will attempt to
determine the level of knowledge citizens have about their options
to protect their property from natural disasters.
17. Did you consider the impact a natural
disaster could have on your home before you purchased/moved into
18. Was the presence of a natural hazard risk
zone (i.e. flood zone, sink hole/mining area) disclosed to you by
a Real Estate Agent, Seller, or landlord before you
purchased/moved into to your home?
19. Would the disclosure of this type of
information influence your decision to purchase/move into a home?
20. How much money would you be willing to
spend on your current home to retrofit it from the impacts of
future possible natural disasters within your community? (Examples
of retrofitting are: Elevating a flood- prone home, or replacing a
combustible roof covering with non-combustible roofing)
21. Which of the following incentives would
help to encourage you to spend money to retrofit your home from
the possible impacts of natural disasters? (Please check all that
22. If your property were located in a
designated “high hazard” area, or had received repeated damages
from a natural hazard event, would you consider a ”buyout”,
elevation of the structure, or relocation offered by a public