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Know Your Hazards

Know Your Hazards

Earthquake
Flood
Hurricane
Tornado
Wildfire
Winter Storm

Get the Facts: Know Your Risk

Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Use this site to learn about potential emergencies that can happen and how to prepare for and respond to them.

Earthquake

Earthquakes can occur during any season and can happen in any U.S. state or territory.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the earthquake risk you and your community face? Click here to see a map of the United States and see how many earthquakes have struck your county.

For more information on protecting yourself from an earthquake and protecting your property and belongings, please visit these resources.

Flood

Flooding can occur during any season and can happen in any U.S. state or territory.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the flood risk you and your community face? Click here to see a map of the United States and see how many floods have struck your county.

For more information on protecting yourself from a flood and protecting your property and belongings, please visit these resources.

Hurricane

Hurricanes can cause loss of life and catastrophic damage to property on coastlines and several hundred miles inland. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15 and ends November 30.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the hurricane risk you and your community face? Click here to see a map of the United States and see how many hurricanes have struck your county.

For more information on protecting yourself from a hurricane and protecting your property and belongings, please visit these resources.

Tornado

About 1,200 tornadoes hit the United States every year, and every state is at risk. Tornadoes can strike in any season, but most often occur in the spring and summer months.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the tornado risk you and your community face? Click here to see a map of the United States and see how many tornado have struck your county.

For more information on protecting yourself from a tornado and protecting your property and belongings, please visit these resources.

Wildfire

Wildfires can occur at any time throughout the year and anywhere in the country. The destruction caused by wildfires depends on the size of the fire, the landscape, the amount of fuel in the path of the fire, and the direction and intensity of the wind.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the wildfire risk you and your community face? Click here to see a map of the United States and see how many wildfires have struck your county.

For more information on protecting yourself from a wildfire and protecting your property and belongings, please visit these resources.

Winter Storm

Winter Storms can happen in any U.S. state or territory.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the winter storm risk you and your community face? Click here to see a map of the United States and see how many winter storms have struck your county.

For more information on protecting yourself from a winter storm and protecting your property and belongings, please visit these resources.

Additional Resources

For more information on protecting yourself, your property and your belongings from natural hazards, the America's PrepareAthon! Protective Guidance documents can assist. The Be Smart-Know Your Alerts and Warnings factsheet provides a brief summary of the various alerts and warnings available from Federal, state, and local governments as well as the private sector that you can sign up for to stay informed and be ready to take action to be safe. The Be Smart – Protect Critical Documents and Valuables is a checklist that can help you to take an inventory of your household documents (e.g., financial and medical records), contacts, and valuables. You can find both of these resources, as well as additional Protective Guidance documents, here.

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