Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there became a strong concern in this country
about our ability to cope with natural disasters. Due to the expensive cost of
acquiring detailed data about the hazard before, during and after the event, many
agencies are putting systems forth to allow citizens affected by the events to
contribute details about their surroundings. This may be in the form of data sent
over a mobile phone, or Internet connection to a PC. Please weigh in your thoughts
about using this system as a method of coping with natural disasters by taking this
brief survey.

* 1. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
Yes
No
2.
Which of the following hazards have you experienced?
Flood
Hurricane
Earthquake
Fire
Tornado
None
3.
About at what intensity did the disaster occur?
Very low
low
moderate
high
very high
* 4.
Did you have access to the internet following the event
Yes
No
5.
As the event passed, did you feel that adequate updates about the hazard were
provided to affected citizens?
Yes
No
* 6.
Following the event, did you feel coherent enough that you would be able to
communicate in detail about your surroundings?
Yes
No
* 7.
Have you ever contributed Geospatial Information about a hazard or extreme event
online? (Through Google Earth, USGS website, Weather channel, etc..)
Yes
No
* 8.
Do you have any experience using a GPS system?
Yes
No
* 9.
Do you feel that your community has an adequate emergency response system in
place for the onset of natural disasters?
Yes
No
10.
Do you feel that GIS and Remote Sensing is a very appropriate way of coping with a
natural disaster before, during and after the onset of a natural hazard
Yes
No

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