Know The Risks in Your Area

Flooded rural roadThe first step in preparing for emergencies is to learn more about the risks. Different types of disasters will call for different types of responses. For example, flooding might require evacuation while a chemical spill might require you to stay in your home and shelter in place. Understanding the risks and knowing what to do in each situation will help you protect yourself and your family.

Use the links below to learn more about how to prepare for, and sustain during, each of these hazards, or contact your local emergency management department for more information.

Natural Hazards

Drought

Earthquakes

Extreme heat waves

Floods

Food safety

Generators

Severe thunderstorms

Tornadoes

Winter weather

 

Man-made disasters

Biological

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Chemical

Explosive

Fires

Hazardous Materials and Sheltering in Place

Infectious Diseases: Pandemic influenza or West Nile Virus

Nuclear

Radiological

Transportation hazards

Tornado damage in panorama