Kutztown University

Online HazardMitigation Survey


Kutztown University - Facilities

Hazard mitigation is a phrase that describes actions taken to prevent or reduce the long-term risks to life and property from hazards.  Pre-disaster mitigation actions are taken in advance of a hazard event and are essential to breaking the typical disaster cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.  With careful selection, mitigation actions can be long-term, cost-effective means of reducing the risk of loss. 

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has launched a Hazard Mitigation Planning process, also known as the “Disaster Resistant University” initiative. The hazard mitigation planning process consists of public involvement through a series of meetings and participating in a short survey to help us to understand the public’s knowledge of how our campus is vulnerable to a variety of hazards, both natural and human-caused.

The Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete the following “Questionnaire on Hazard Vulnerability” and submit it to the Disaster Resistant University Project Manager.  Please understand we are seeking opinions from your perspective; there is not a correct or incorrect response. Should you choose not to respond to a particular question or area of the survey, please leave that segment blank. To participate in the plan, enter your information in the form and click “SUBMIT”; your time and cooperation with this effort is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

 Stephen Helms, DRU Project Manager









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What natural and human-caused hazards may have the greatest effect on the University?


What University assets and infrastructure do you believe will be affected by the hazards listed below and what are some potential solutions?



  Vulnerable Assets   Potential Mitigation Action
  Flood   (e.g. Which buildings get flooded?)   (e.g., stormwater management?)
  Winter Storms    
  Tornado, High Winds   (e.g. Which buildings don't have a basement?)   (e.g., construct storm shelter?)
  Hazardous Material Release    
  Other Hazards