Welcome! 

Over 45,000 people in King County live in places vulnerable to flooding, placing their families and communities at risk. Over the next two years King County will update its Flood Hazard Management Plan. The flood plan sets a strategy that affects people who live, work, and go to school in King County every rainy day. The flood plan is our guide for managing flood risks along our rivers, creeks, and shorelines. To create a flood resilient future, the flood plan must incorporate and needs of our community.  

Some people are more at risk of flooding based on where they live. Due to unjust historic practices, some people are also less able to prepare or recover from flood disasters and have had less opportunity to share their ideas and perspectives. We’d like to understand what is important to you and how you may like to be involved in the flood plan. 

 

We’d like to hear from you

Your response to this short survey will help shape how King County engages with community members in developing the next flood plan. The survey is anonymous. It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  We will review all responses by July 31, 2022 and incorporate feedback into our engagement plan. If you would like to know how community feedback was used, please sign up for flood plan email updates.

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1. How concerned are you about flooding in your home, community, school or place of work? Please select one.

Very concerned
Somewhat concerned
Not very concerned
Not concerned at all
Closed to responses

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2. Please share your experiences with flooding AT HOME in King County. Select all that apply:

My home has experienced flooding
Access to my home has been blocked by a flooded road
I have never experienced flooding at home
Other (please describe)
Closed to responses

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3. Please share your experiences with flooding AT YOUR WORKPLACE in King County. Select all that apply:

My workplace has experienced some flooding
Access to my workplace has been blocked by a flooded road
I have never experienced flooding at my workplace
Other (please describe)
Closed to responses

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4. Please share your experiences with flooding IN YOUR COMMUNITY in King County. Select all that apply:

My community has experienced some flooding
Access to my community has been blocked by a flooded road
I have never experienced flooding in my community
Other (please describe)
Closed to responses

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5. What is your level of trust in King County to share accurate information in a timely way and listen to your concerns? Please select one.

Very high level of trust
Some trust
Not much trust
No trust
I don't know
Closed to responses

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6. What organizations in your community do you trust to receive credible information? Please list them by name.

Closed for Comments

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7. How would you prefer to share your opinions with King County? Select as many as you like:

I will not share any comments
In-person meetings
Virtual meetings
Online surveys
Serve on advisory committee
Email
Mail
Telephone comments
Through a group I already know
At community events
Other (please describe)
Closed to responses

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8. Please select all the options that would make your participation more likely.

Nothing will make my participation more likely
Common viewing location for online meetings
Childcare services
Refreshments
Transit access
Meetings in my neighborhood
Mobile polling at community events or public meetings
Closed caption, sign language or other viewing aids
Educational opportunity to learn about flooding and flood risks 
Weekday meetings
Weeknight meetings
Weekend meetings
County staff come to our community meeting
Virtual meetings (accessible online)
Financial incentive 
Language other than English
Physically accessible meeting room
Online conversation boards
Other (please describe)
Closed to responses

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9. How would you be most interested in learning about flood plan updates? Select as many as you like:

I do not want updates
Direct mail
Email
Text
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Nextdoor
Community group's announcements
Local newspaper
Radio
Other (please describe)
Closed to responses

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10. Due to unjust historic practices, some people are less able to prepare or recover from flood disasters. The following things can make it harder to be flood resilient. To help us understand our floodplain communities, please select all statements that apply to you.

I prefer not to answer
I am Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color
I have a disability
I am a renter
I am a caregiver for children under 5 or seniors 65 and over
I am 65 years or older
A language other than English is spoken in my home
I use SNAP food stamps or other income assistance programs
I do not have flood insurance and I know I live in a flood prone area
I was born in another country
I do not have health insurance
My highest level of schooling was high school or less
I identify as female
Closed to responses

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11. To help us understand the flood risk where you live, please share the first five digits of your home zip code.

Closed to responses

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12. How did you learn about this survey? Select all that apply:

Community Organization reference (please provide name of organization)
Email
Local news
Text message
Website search
Word of mouth
Other (please describe)
Closed to responses

Thank you for sharing your feedback to shape the next phase of flood planning! We will be reviewing all responses by July 31, 2022, to finalize our engagement plan. To receive a copy of our engagement plan and our response to comments, please sign up for the Flood Plan Update list.

For more information about the Flood Plan, please contact Jason Wilkinson, Project Manager, at [email protected] or 206-477-4786. 

Alternative formats, translation an interpreter services are available by request. Call 206-477-4786.

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Please pinpoint locations that you know have flooded with XXXX.