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1 SOCIAL AWARENESS QUESTIONNAIRE Activity: WP3 Act. 3.3 Author: Version National Directorate General for Disaster Management Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Regional Studies Final Date

2 Important for processing data (interviewer completes the table!) Number of the questionnaire Name of the pilot settlement Number of the urban unit where the questionnaire was completed Street Date of questionnaire completion The interviewer shall shortly introduce the aim, the context and the content of the questionnaire for the interviewees as the following: This survey is a part of a climate change related disaster management project called SEERISK funded by the European Union. This questionnaire surveys local inhabitants awareness about climate change related natural hazards and their preparedness for natural disasters. 2

3 Questionnaire for Pilot Areas on the assessment of social awareness of climate change related risks 1. Have you ever heard about global climate change? Yes No If yes, from where did you hear about it? Source of information Yes No Do not know 1 Broadcast media (TV, radio,) 2 Internet 3 Newspaper, journal, book 4 Friends, colleagues etc. 5 School, education 6 Authority information 7 Other sources: 3. If yes at Q1, to what extent do you think climate change influences your everyday life in your settlement? Please rate from 1 to 5. No influence at Completely Do not know 3

4 all determines According to your personal experience has the weather changed in the past years / since your childhood? Please rate from 1 to 5. No change has happened Weather has completely changed Do not know To what extent natural hazards (e.g. storms, floods) influence your sense of safety? Please, rate from 1 to 5. Do not influence at all Fully influential Do not know To what extent do you think your life and safety is being influenced by the following natural hazards in your settlement? Please rank each hazard type. Type of hazard Does not influence at all Very much influential 1 Extreme heat waves Droughts Wildfires 5 11 Do not know 4 Extreme thunderstorms; windstorms Hail

5 6 Extreme snowstorms Extreme cold waves Floods Sudden unexpected flooding (flash flood) 10 Inland excess water (higher than normal groundwater level) 11 Landslides (mudflows, shallow landslides etc.) 12 Others: Have your life, properties etc. were ever endangered by any of the natural hazards listed? If yes, please indicate the consequences of the relevant natural disaster event(s). Type of hazard. 1 Extreme heat waves 2 Droughts 3 Wildfires 4 Extreme thunderstorms; windstorms 5 Hail 6 Extreme snowstorms 7 Extreme cold waves Have you ever been endangered by the hazard type 1.) yes 2.) no Please give the relevant alternative (1 or 2) Consequences: 1.) took lives in your family 2.) caused injuries in your family 3.) demolished or seriously damaged your home 4.) caused other economic damages (loss) for you 5.) no damage was done Please give the relevant alternative (1,2,3, 4 or 5), more options are possible 5

6 8 Floods 9 Sudden unexpected flooding (flash flood) 10 Inland excess water (higher than normal groundwater level) 11 Landslides (mudflows, shallow landslides etc.) 12 Others: If you have been in a serious disaster situation (please, consider the most serious event in your life) Question Yes No 1 Were there any people evacuated? 2 Were you and/or your family evacuated? Do not know 9. To what extent do you feel prepared for natural disasters? Please, rate from 1 to 5. I am not prepared at all I feel fully prepared Do not know What measures/precautions have you taken or do you plan to take to protect yourself from natural disasters? Please, choose the relevant answer. Prevention (for the mitigation of the possible damage ) Measures/precautions Yes No Plan it within one year Not relevant in my case 6

7 Careful selection of the construction site of your residential building Careful selection of the building materials of your residential building Thermal insulation of your house (walls and/or roof) Regular control over the physical condition of the house/flat (possibly by craftsmen) 5 Strengthening the roof Having a safe cellar/underground shelter Installing weatherproof doors and/or windows or insulating them Installing roller blinds / shutters on windows Installing air conditioning in the house Thorough caretaking around the house (keeping clean drainage ditch, clearing up inflammable forest litter etc.) Avoidance of unsafe storing of hazardous 7

8 12 13 materials (e.g. inflammable and explosive materials) around the house Avoidance of waste dumping in public land (Self)education for selfprotection 14 No measures at all 15 Others:... Preparedness (for the treatment of the consequences of a disaster event ) Measures/precautions Yes No Plan it within one year Not relevant in my case Following the official weather forecasts and warnings regularly Medication and first aid kit stored at home Stocks of food and drinking water 19 Stocks of fuel Storing survival tools (including candle, match, electric torch, batteries, warm blanket, gum boots) Paying special attention to the 8

9 vulnerable members of the family (babies, elderly people, people with chronic diseases) in time of heat waves 22 Special insurances 23 No measures at all 24 Others: Do you know Do you know Yes No where you can get information about the potential hazard and the ways of preparing for them in your settlement? if any form of local warning exists in your settlement? 3 what to do in case of a disaster warning? 4 where you can get help and shelter in case of a natural disaster in your settlement? 12. By what means of communication have you been informed about the potential natural hazards and civil protection measures in your settlement? Type of media Yes No 1 Leaflets 2 Local newspapers 3 National newspapers 4 Loudspeaker (fixed or mobile e.g. from a car) 9

10 5 6 Forums / presentations at schools and workplaces State and commercial broadcast media (TV / radio) 7 Local broadcast media (TV / radio) 8 9 Electronic messages (internet, Mobile SMS etc.) directly for individuals Social networking services (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) 10 Others:.. 13 Do you get enough information from official sources about the potential natural hazards and about the ways to get prepared for them? Yes No Do not know 14 Do you feel the need of getting more information about the potential natural hazards and about the ways to get prepared for them? Yes No Do not know 15 Please, answer the questions about disaster simulation. Yes No Do not know Has there ever been a disaster event 10

11 simulation exercise in your settlement according to your knowledge? if yes, did you take part in it? if yes, did you find it useful? 16 Volunteering Question Do you find it important, that the local inhabitants take an active part in disaster prevention or relief actions? Have you ever actively joined any disaster prevention or relief action? Are you a member of any volunteer civil protection organisation or the local volunteer fire brigade? 4 Are you ready to participate in relief actions in time of a real disaster situation? Yes No Do not know 17. Any other comments on the topic of prevention of natural disasters:

12 18 Demographic Data (provided by the interviewee) Question 1. How long have you been living in the settlement? 1) Less than 1 year 2) 1 5 3) ) ) ) 21 + Information 2. Age (years) 1) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Gender 1. Male 2. Female 4. The level of education (respondent) 5. How many people live in your household? 6. How many of them are under 18? 7. How many of them are over 70? 1. Without educational attainment 2. Incomplete primary education 3. Primary education 4. Secondary education 5. High education (vocation training after secondary education with NO university degree) 6. Higher education (BA, BSc, MA, MSc, PhD / DLA etc.) 7. Other: Do you own or rent your 1. Own 12

13 flat/house? 9. What form of housing do you live in? 2. Social rent 3. Private rent 1. Detached house (with a garden) 2. Detached house with no garden 3. Row of houses 4. Multi-storey prefabricated panel residential building 5. Multi-storey brick residential building 6. Other:... Thank you for your time and your cooperation! 13

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