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Name not shown May 4, 2024, 2:39 PM

How much risk do you feel natural disasters or other emergencies pose to you, your family, and your property in Piedmont? Moderate
How worried are you about each of the following possible events affecting your life in Piedmont? (select all that apply)
How confident are you about your knowledge of how to prepare for disasters? Somewhat confident
What information sources have you used to get information on preparedness? (select all that apply) I have not sought out information on preparedness
In a disaster, what information sources would you rely on for instructions about what to do? (select all that apply) AC Alert, City of Piedmont/Piedmont Police social media, Online news, Friends and family
Which of these steps have you taken to prepare for a disaster?
How often do you talk about emergency plans with your household? Every few years
Assuming everyone has taken basic steps to prepare, who in your life would need extra help in a disaster because they may not be able to take care of all their needs? (Select all that apply.) My kids, My pets, My parents
Which option best describes how long would you be able to live at your home without power, water service, ability to purchase groceries/household essentials, and access to other support after a disaster? 1 week
If ordered to evacuate your home immediately in a life-threatening emergency, how much time do you think you would need to gather people, pets, documents, and other essentials and leave your home? 15 minutes
Did you participate in Piedmont's 2022 Wildfire Evacuation Exercise? I don't remember
If you feel underprepared for disasters, what's keeping you from taking steps to prepare? (select all that apply) It doesn't feel urgent, I assume I will find a way to manage, Other - My spouse is more on it than me
What resources or services from City of Piedmont would be helpful to you in becoming more prepared for disasters? (select all that apply) How-to guides (print or online) that I can follow at my own pace, Online presentations (webinars), Community disaster/evacuation exercises

Name not shown May 4, 2024, 1:19 PM

How much risk do you feel natural disasters or other emergencies pose to you, your family, and your property in Piedmont? Moderate
How worried are you about each of the following possible events affecting your life in Piedmont? (select all that apply)
How confident are you about your knowledge of how to prepare for disasters? Somewhat confident
What information sources have you used to get information on preparedness? (select all that apply) I have not sought out information on preparedness
In a disaster, what information sources would you rely on for instructions about what to do? (select all that apply) AC Alert, City of Piedmont website, TV news, Online news, PUSD
Which of these steps have you taken to prepare for a disaster?
How often do you talk about emergency plans with your household? Every few years
Assuming everyone has taken basic steps to prepare, who in your life would need extra help in a disaster because they may not be able to take care of all their needs? (Select all that apply.) Neighbor
Which option best describes how long would you be able to live at your home without power, water service, ability to purchase groceries/household essentials, and access to other support after a disaster? 3 days
If ordered to evacuate your home immediately in a life-threatening emergency, how much time do you think you would need to gather people, pets, documents, and other essentials and leave your home? More than 1 hour
Did you participate in Piedmont's 2022 Wildfire Evacuation Exercise? I wasn't aware of it
If you feel underprepared for disasters, what's keeping you from taking steps to prepare? (select all that apply) I plan to get prepared, but don't get around to it
What resources or services from City of Piedmont would be helpful to you in becoming more prepared for disasters? (select all that apply) How-to guides (print or online) that I can follow at my own pace

Name not shown May 4, 2024, 12:49 PM

How much risk do you feel natural disasters or other emergencies pose to you, your family, and your property in Piedmont? Moderate
How worried are you about each of the following possible events affecting your life in Piedmont? (select all that apply)
How confident are you about your knowledge of how to prepare for disasters? Somewhat confident
What information sources have you used to get information on preparedness? (select all that apply) Scouting resources
In a disaster, what information sources would you rely on for instructions about what to do? (select all that apply) AC Alert, City of Piedmont website, TV news, Online news, Friends and family
Which of these steps have you taken to prepare for a disaster?
How often do you talk about emergency plans with your household? Every few years
Assuming everyone has taken basic steps to prepare, who in your life would need extra help in a disaster because they may not be able to take care of all their needs? (Select all that apply.) Other - Spouse
Which option best describes how long would you be able to live at your home without power, water service, ability to purchase groceries/household essentials, and access to other support after a disaster? 3 days
If ordered to evacuate your home immediately in a life-threatening emergency, how much time do you think you would need to gather people, pets, documents, and other essentials and leave your home? More than 1 hour
Did you participate in Piedmont's 2022 Wildfire Evacuation Exercise? No, I did not participate
If you feel underprepared for disasters, what's keeping you from taking steps to prepare? (select all that apply) I plan to get prepared, but don't get around to it, It doesn't feel urgent, There's too much information to sort through/Don't know what to prioritize
What resources or services from City of Piedmont would be helpful to you in becoming more prepared for disasters? (select all that apply) How-to guides (print or online) that I can follow at my own pace, Self-paced video guides, Small group presentations in my neighborhood, Online presentations (webinars), Help creating personal preparedness plans in a facilitated small group setting

Don Chandler May 4, 2024, 3:07 AM

How much risk do you feel natural disasters or other emergencies pose to you, your family, and your property in Piedmont? Very high
How worried are you about each of the following possible events affecting your life in Piedmont? (select all that apply)
How confident are you about your knowledge of how to prepare for disasters? Confident
What information sources have you used to get information on preparedness? (select all that apply) Ready.gov, Get Ready, Piedmont, Other - Many AIA documents
In a disaster, what information sources would you rely on for instructions about what to do? (select all that apply) AC Alert, City of Piedmont website, City of Piedmont/Piedmont Police social media, TV news
Which of these steps have you taken to prepare for a disaster?
How often do you talk about emergency plans with your household? Every few years
Assuming everyone has taken basic steps to prepare, who in your life would need extra help in a disaster because they may not be able to take care of all their needs? (Select all that apply.) Neighbor, Other - My wife.
Which option best describes how long would you be able to live at your home without power, water service, ability to purchase groceries/household essentials, and access to other support after a disaster? 1 week
If ordered to evacuate your home immediately in a life-threatening emergency, how much time do you think you would need to gather people, pets, documents, and other essentials and leave your home? More than 1 hour
Did you participate in Piedmont's 2022 Wildfire Evacuation Exercise? No, I did not participate
If you feel underprepared for disasters, what's keeping you from taking steps to prepare? (select all that apply) I assume I will find a way to manage
What resources or services from City of Piedmont would be helpful to you in becoming more prepared for disasters? (select all that apply) Self-paced video guides, Online presentations (webinars)
If there are preparedness-related resources, services, or events that you have found particularly helpful in the past, please tell us about them. (Can be from the City of Piedmont or another source) Our neighborhood preparedness meetings organized by the City.
What questions do you have for us about disaster preparedness? What is being done to upgrade the structural integrity of the Essential Services Buildings? I do not see a serious effort by the City to attack this extremely important issue and it is a glaring deficiency. Maybe a fatal deficiency. We are less than a mile from the Hayward fault. If an earthquake damaged the ESB's to the point of ineffectiveness, the City Government will bear the blame for prioritizing the community pool over upgrades to the ESB's and of course, more importantly, the ability to carry out its primary function - to aid and assist the residents of Piedmont during a catastrophic event. I would certainly not want that to be my legacy if I were a City official!

Jessica Fong April 23, 2024, 12:23 PM

How much risk do you feel natural disasters or other emergencies pose to you, your family, and your property in Piedmont? Moderate
How worried are you about each of the following possible events affecting your life in Piedmont? (select all that apply)
How confident are you about your knowledge of how to prepare for disasters? Not at all confident
What information sources have you used to get information on preparedness? (select all that apply) I have not sought out information on preparedness
In a disaster, what information sources would you rely on for instructions about what to do? (select all that apply) City of Piedmont website, City of Piedmont/Piedmont Police social media, TV news, Online news, City of Piedmont eNews, Friends and family
Which of these steps have you taken to prepare for a disaster?
How often do you talk about emergency plans with your household? Never
Assuming everyone has taken basic steps to prepare, who in your life would need extra help in a disaster because they may not be able to take care of all their needs? (Select all that apply.) My kids, My parents, Neighbor
Which option best describes how long would you be able to live at your home without power, water service, ability to purchase groceries/household essentials, and access to other support after a disaster? 1 day
If ordered to evacuate your home immediately in a life-threatening emergency, how much time do you think you would need to gather people, pets, documents, and other essentials and leave your home? More than 1 hour
Did you participate in Piedmont's 2022 Wildfire Evacuation Exercise? I wasn't aware of it
If you feel underprepared for disasters, what's keeping you from taking steps to prepare? (select all that apply) I don't know what I should be doing to prepare, I feel overwhelmed by how much there is to do, I assume I will find a way to manage
What resources or services from City of Piedmont would be helpful to you in becoming more prepared for disasters? (select all that apply) How-to guides (print or online) that I can follow at my own pace, Self-paced video guides, Small group presentations in my neighborhood, Workshops or presentations at schools or to parent clubs, Online presentations (webinars), Community disaster/evacuation exercises, Preparedness events with hands-on activities, Help creating personal preparedness plans in a facilitated small group setting
If there are preparedness-related resources, services, or events that you have found particularly helpful in the past, please tell us about them. (Can be from the City of Piedmont or another source) NERT Trainings would be excellent!

Name not shown April 20, 2024, 8:18 AM

How much risk do you feel natural disasters or other emergencies pose to you, your family, and your property in Piedmont? Moderate
How worried are you about each of the following possible events affecting your life in Piedmont? (select all that apply)
If there are disasters you're worried about affecting your life in Piedmont that were not named in the previous question, please list them here. Tsunami, really?
How confident are you about your knowledge of how to prepare for disasters? Somewhat confident
What information sources have you used to get information on preparedness? (select all that apply) ReadyForWildfire.org (CalFire), Scouting resources
In a disaster, what information sources would you rely on for instructions about what to do? (select all that apply) AC Alert, Genasys Protect (formerly Zonehaven), City of Piedmont website, City of Piedmont/Piedmont Police social media, Other social media, TV news, Online news, City of Piedmont eNews, PUSD, Friends and family
Which of these steps have you taken to prepare for a disaster?
How often do you talk about emergency plans with your household? Every few years
Assuming everyone has taken basic steps to prepare, who in your life would need extra help in a disaster because they may not be able to take care of all their needs? (Select all that apply.) My pets, Neighbor
Which option best describes how long would you be able to live at your home without power, water service, ability to purchase groceries/household essentials, and access to other support after a disaster? 3 days
If ordered to evacuate your home immediately in a life-threatening emergency, how much time do you think you would need to gather people, pets, documents, and other essentials and leave your home? 30 minutes
Did you participate in Piedmont's 2022 Wildfire Evacuation Exercise? I wasn't aware of it
If you feel underprepared for disasters, what's keeping you from taking steps to prepare? (select all that apply) I plan to get prepared, but don't get around to it, There's too much information to sort through/Don't know what to prioritize
Is there anything else you'd like to share about barriers to becoming more prepared? This seems like a great opportunity for a community service. Perhaps the pcsc or scouts could do it
What resources or services from City of Piedmont would be helpful to you in becoming more prepared for disasters? (select all that apply) How-to guides (print or online) that I can follow at my own pace, Self-paced video guides, Workshops or presentations at schools or to parent clubs, Online presentations (webinars), Community disaster/evacuation exercises, Preparedness events with hands-on activities, Help creating personal preparedness plans in a facilitated small group setting
If there are preparedness-related resources, services, or events that you have found particularly helpful in the past, please tell us about them. (Can be from the City of Piedmont or another source) Pgande has the safety action center
What questions do you have for us about disaster preparedness? It would be helpful to see a risk analysis for Piedmont or the different neighborhoods in Piedmont for the types of disasters that we should be preparing for. Clearly preparing for a wildfire it’s very different than preparing for an earthquake. In someways.
Is there anything else you'd like to share about how the City can help you better prepare for disasters? Thank you for doing this, it’s important and a good reminder. In the end, it’s our responsibility to do something about it and hopefully take a little bit of pressure off you guys in the event of emergency. We’ll get on it.

Caskey Weston April 18, 2024, 12:30 PM

How much risk do you feel natural disasters or other emergencies pose to you, your family, and your property in Piedmont? High
How worried are you about each of the following possible events affecting your life in Piedmont? (select all that apply)
How confident are you about your knowledge of how to prepare for disasters? Somewhat confident
What information sources have you used to get information on preparedness? (select all that apply) City of Piedmont/Piedmont Fire Department website, Other - Radio: KQED, SF Chronicle
In a disaster, what information sources would you rely on for instructions about what to do? (select all that apply) AC Alert, TV news, Online news, Friends and family
Which of these steps have you taken to prepare for a disaster?
How often do you talk about emergency plans with your household? A few times a year
Which option best describes how long would you be able to live at your home without power, water service, ability to purchase groceries/household essentials, and access to other support after a disaster? 1 week
If ordered to evacuate your home immediately in a life-threatening emergency, how much time do you think you would need to gather people, pets, documents, and other essentials and leave your home? 30 minutes
Did you participate in Piedmont's 2022 Wildfire Evacuation Exercise? I wasn't aware of it
If you feel underprepared for disasters, what's keeping you from taking steps to prepare? (select all that apply) I don't know what I should be doing to prepare, There's too much information to sort through/Don't know what to prioritize, I assume I will find a way to manage
What resources or services from City of Piedmont would be helpful to you in becoming more prepared for disasters? (select all that apply) How-to guides (print or online) that I can follow at my own pace, Small group presentations in my neighborhood, Community disaster/evacuation exercises, Preparedness events with hands-on activities

Jason Ring April 16, 2024, 8:39 AM

How much risk do you feel natural disasters or other emergencies pose to you, your family, and your property in Piedmont? Moderate
How worried are you about each of the following possible events affecting your life in Piedmont? (select all that apply)
How confident are you about your knowledge of how to prepare for disasters? Confident
What information sources have you used to get information on preparedness? (select all that apply) Ready.gov
In a disaster, what information sources would you rely on for instructions about what to do? (select all that apply) AC Alert, City of Piedmont/Piedmont Police social media, Online news, Friends and family
Which of these steps have you taken to prepare for a disaster?
How often do you talk about emergency plans with your household? Annually
Assuming everyone has taken basic steps to prepare, who in your life would need extra help in a disaster because they may not be able to take care of all their needs? (Select all that apply.) Other - In laws
Which option best describes how long would you be able to live at your home without power, water service, ability to purchase groceries/household essentials, and access to other support after a disaster? More than a month
If ordered to evacuate your home immediately in a life-threatening emergency, how much time do you think you would need to gather people, pets, documents, and other essentials and leave your home? 15 minutes
Did you participate in Piedmont's 2022 Wildfire Evacuation Exercise? I don't remember
If you feel underprepared for disasters, what's keeping you from taking steps to prepare? (select all that apply) I plan to get prepared, but don't get around to it, I don't have time
What resources or services from City of Piedmont would be helpful to you in becoming more prepared for disasters? (select all that apply) How-to guides (print or online) that I can follow at my own pace, Self-paced video guides, Online presentations (webinars), Community disaster/evacuation exercises

Name not shown April 14, 2024, 2:31 PM

How much risk do you feel natural disasters or other emergencies pose to you, your family, and your property in Piedmont? Very high
How worried are you about each of the following possible events affecting your life in Piedmont? (select all that apply)
How confident are you about your knowledge of how to prepare for disasters? Somewhat confident
What information sources have you used to get information on preparedness? (select all that apply) ReadyForWildfire.org (CalFire), City of Piedmont/Piedmont Fire Department website
In a disaster, what information sources would you rely on for instructions about what to do? (select all that apply) AC Alert, City of Piedmont website, City of Piedmont/Piedmont Police social media, TV news, Online news, City of Piedmont eNews, Friends and family
Which of these steps have you taken to prepare for a disaster?
How often do you talk about emergency plans with your household? A few times a year
Assuming everyone has taken basic steps to prepare, who in your life would need extra help in a disaster because they may not be able to take care of all their needs? (Select all that apply.) Neighbor
Which option best describes how long would you be able to live at your home without power, water service, ability to purchase groceries/household essentials, and access to other support after a disaster? 1 week
If ordered to evacuate your home immediately in a life-threatening emergency, how much time do you think you would need to gather people, pets, documents, and other essentials and leave your home? 15 minutes
Did you participate in Piedmont's 2022 Wildfire Evacuation Exercise? No, I did not participate
If you feel underprepared for disasters, what's keeping you from taking steps to prepare? (select all that apply) There's too much information to sort through/Don't know what to prioritize, I feel overwhelmed by how much there is to do
What resources or services from City of Piedmont would be helpful to you in becoming more prepared for disasters? (select all that apply) How-to guides (print or online) that I can follow at my own pace, Small group presentations in my neighborhood, Online presentations (webinars), Community disaster/evacuation exercises, Preparedness events with hands-on activities
What questions do you have for us about disaster preparedness? I'm quite worried by the City's proposal to build nearly 200 homes in Moraga Canyon, rather than distributing the homes on sites throughout Piedmont, in spite of the Canyon's history of and/or propensity for wildfire, landslide and earthquake (Hayward Fault). In addition, beginning with the years of development & building of Canyon housing and continuing with the increasing traffic due to the development, the exit strategies for much of Piedmont as well as many Oakland residents will be vastly impacted during a natural disaster. It is my hope that the City will publicly address this potentially dire situation with concrete solutions, possibly with the assistance of the PFD leadership.
Is there anything else you'd like to share about how the City can help you better prepare for disasters? It would be helpful to have City led neighborhood emergency preparedness meetings. Thank you.

Name not shown April 13, 2024, 12:25 PM

How much risk do you feel natural disasters or other emergencies pose to you, your family, and your property in Piedmont? High
How worried are you about each of the following possible events affecting your life in Piedmont? (select all that apply)
How confident are you about your knowledge of how to prepare for disasters? Confident
What information sources have you used to get information on preparedness? (select all that apply) Ready.gov, ReadyForWildfire.org (CalFire), Other - SF Chronicle, ready. acgov.org, Red Cross
In a disaster, what information sources would you rely on for instructions about what to do? (select all that apply) AC Alert, Genasys Protect (formerly Zonehaven), City of Piedmont/Piedmont Police social media
Which of these steps have you taken to prepare for a disaster?
How often do you talk about emergency plans with your household? Every few years
Assuming everyone has taken basic steps to prepare, who in your life would need extra help in a disaster because they may not be able to take care of all their needs? (Select all that apply.) My pets, Other - I might....as I now live alone. My kids are far away, and husband has passed.
Which option best describes how long would you be able to live at your home without power, water service, ability to purchase groceries/household essentials, and access to other support after a disaster? 3 days
If ordered to evacuate your home immediately in a life-threatening emergency, how much time do you think you would need to gather people, pets, documents, and other essentials and leave your home? 1 hour
Did you participate in Piedmont's 2022 Wildfire Evacuation Exercise? I wasn't aware of it
If you feel underprepared for disasters, what's keeping you from taking steps to prepare? (select all that apply) I plan to get prepared, but don't get around to it, I feel overwhelmed by how much there is to do
Is there anything else you'd like to share about barriers to becoming more prepared? It seems like a lot to tackle at once. It would be nice to have weeks set up aside for the community to tackle one or two items a week or a month or something similar. OR I can try to do this myself, on my own.
What resources or services from City of Piedmont would be helpful to you in becoming more prepared for disasters? (select all that apply) Small group presentations in my neighborhood, Online presentations (webinars), Community disaster/evacuation exercises, Preparedness events with hands-on activities, Other - Not all Piedmont residents have kids at home anymore. Please plan on doing things for seniors and those retired.
If there are preparedness-related resources, services, or events that you have found particularly helpful in the past, please tell us about them. (Can be from the City of Piedmont or another source) Alameda County has had some great programs, including a half day of education, and material to take home. The one I went to was about 2 years ago and was excellent. So I've learned, but still have not done much to activate my plan.


What questions do you have for us about disaster preparedness? How are the public buildings prepared to take on people staying in them if needed? I have worked with clients (when designing buildings architecturally) to discuss how their buildings might or not support people in times of need. It's a good conversation and sometimes leads to planning for their buildings / campus to support disasters, or be cooling centers, etc. Oakland has libraries for cooling centers. Does Piedmont offer such a thing? Just as one example.
Is there anything else you'd like to share about how the City can help you better prepare for disasters? Make sure to work with those that now live alone, regardless of the reason. Don't just plan to help those with kids thru the schools. (I know you won't...but I think this is key to keep in mind since it is true for me.)

Offer classes or sessions thru the Piedmont Adult School in addition to other programs for the community. Plan work sessions for those that might want to work together to meet their own needs.