Disaster management survey questions is a questionnaire to gather information about the impact of disasters on communities, and the measures they undertake to respond to disasters and how can the risk be reduced. This survey aims to identify public knowledge about disasters and what are the procedures they undertake to respond to disasters. A disaster is a sudden event which disrupts the functioning of a community and caused human, material, economic and environmental losses. Disaster are mostly caused due to nature but sometimes can have a human origin. Disaster management is organization and management of resources and responsibility. It refers to procedures a community can carry out to protect and preserve as much life and property as possible.There are various types of disasters that can occur namely, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, Tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, epidemic, etc. Such a survey can be helpful to understand how many people are aware of disaster management and accordingly they can be trained for different types of disasters. This will also help understand how much awareness has to be generated to make most people ready and be prepared in case of disasters.
Disasters can be very tragic and can have a very large impact. They will leave a trail of injury, deaths, loss of livestock, loss of property, and economic losses. The event with the highest death toll since 1980 was the Boxing day tsunami in South East Asia which claimed the lives of 220,000 people. In 2017, 335 natural disasters affected 95.6 million people, 9697 deaths and costing a total of $335 billion. In Asia, most disasters are floods and storms, with 44% of all disaster events, 58% total deaths and 70% of total people affected. Despite all of this, America has reported the highest economic losses representing 88% of the total cost from 94 disasters.
Following are the questions to gather information about disaster management knowledge and preparedness for any disasters.