Please complete and return via mail, fax, or e-mail to: AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc. Attn: Laurie Bestgen 1129 SW Wanamaker, Suite 101 Topeka, KS 66604 Fax: 785-272-6878; e-mail: [email protected] Wyandotte County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 1. Review the six categories of mitigation actions being considered in Wyandotte County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Please place a check next to the four types of mitigation actions that you think should have the highest priority. Prevention: Administrative or regulatory actions/processes that influence the way land and buildings are developed and built. Planning and zoning Open space preservation Building codes Stormwater management regulations Capital improvement programs Property Protection: Actions that involve the modification of existing buildings or structures to protect them from a hazard or removal from the hazard area. Acquisition, Relocation Structural retrofits Elevation Storm shutters Floodproofing Firewise construction Public Education and Awareness: Actions to inform and educate citizens, elected officials, and property owners about the hazards and potential ways to mitigate them. Outreach projects (mailings, media, web) Hazard maps Real estate disclosure Education programs (children and adults) Natural Resource Protection: Actions that, in addition to minimizing hazard losses, also preserve or restore the functions of natural systems. Erosion and sediment control Forest and vegetation management Stream corridor restoration Wetland restoration and preservation Watershed management Structural Projects: Actions that involve the construction of structures to reduce the impact of a hazard. Detention/retention structures Floodwalls Sediment basins/Low-head weirs Safe rooms Culvert resizing/replacement Emergency Services: Actions that protect people and property during and immediately after a disaster or hazard event. Protection of critical facilities Warning systems Protection of lifeline utilities Emergency response service 2. The hazards addressed in the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan are listed below. Please indicate the level of risk, or extent of potential impacts, in Wyandotte County that you perceive for each hazard. Please rate EACH hazard 1 through 5 as follows: 1=negligible, 2=limited, 3=moderate, 4=critical, or 5=catastrophic. Agricultural Infestation Dam/Levee Failure Drought Earthquake Expansive Soils Extreme Temperatures Fire Flood Fog Hailstorm Hazardous Materials Land Subsidence Landslide Lightning Major Disease Outbreak/Medical Epidemic Radiological Soil Erosion and Dust Terrorism/Agri-Terrorism Tornado Utility/Infrastructure Failure Windstorm Winter Weather 3. Please comment on any other issues that the planning committee should consider in developing a strategy to reduce future losses caused by hazard events (use back if needed).