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
 

Technological hazards
Technological hazards consist of hazardous material events and nuclear power plant failures. Little or no warning may happen and in many cases, victims may not know they have been affected until many years later.
The number of technological incidents is escalating, as a result of the increased number of new substances and the opportunities for human error inherent in the use of these materials.
When you complete Part 3, you will be able to:
Recognize important terms

Take protective measures for technological disasters

Know what actions to take if an event occurs

Identify resources for more information about technological hazards