Bismarck, ND - The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services is conducting a public opinion survey to determine how North Dakota citizens rate hazards and hazard mitigation strategies.
The survey, available at http://www.nd.gov/des/disaster/state-multi-hazard-plan-hazards-survey/, identifies a broad range of hazards including fires, floods, space weather, severe summer weather and severe winter weather. Survey results will provide NDDES information that will be used to update the State of North Dakota's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The plan is heavily dependent on the participation of representatives from state and federal agencies, the public, and other stakeholder groups and it is a critical requirement for securing Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation funding for the state.
The current Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, implemented for a three-year period, is due to expire March 2, 2014.