Overall
Why Prepare?
Citizen
Local
State
Federal

Basic Preparedness
Getting Informed
Planning and Checklists
Special Needs
Disaster Supplies Kit
Shelter
Others

Natural Hazards
Floods
Hurricanes
Thunderstorms and lightning
Tornadoes
Winter storms and extreme cold
Extreme heat
Earthquakes
Volcanoes
Landslides and debris flow
Tsunamis
Fires
Wildfires

Technological Hazards
Hazardous materials incidents
Household chemical emergencies
Nuclear power plant emergencies

Terrorism
Explosions
Biological threats
Chemical threats
Nuclear blasts
Radiological dispersion device events

Recovering from Disaster
Health and safety guidelines
Returning home
Seeking disaster assistance
Coping with disaster
Helping others
 

Natural Hazards
Natural Hazards contains information about many types of natural hazards. Natural hazards are events in nature that threaten lives, property and other assets. Often, these can be predicted; tending to occur repeatedly in the same geographical locations because they are related to weather patterns or physical characteristics of an area.
Natural hazards such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado and windstorms affect thousands of people every year. We need to take prudent precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.

Use Natural Hazards to learn about the hazards that pose a risk. Specific content on each hazard consists of characteristics, terms, measures that can be taken beforehand to lessen the impact of these events as well as what individuals need to do during and after each event to protect themselves.