Weather Dangers

Find out where to get the latest information you need to protect yourself from dangerous weather.

Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are sudden environmental events that have catastrophic consequences, such as loss of life and property damage, including hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and forest fires.

Learn how to recognize hazards and what to do to protect yourself and your family at Ready.gov’s Natural Disasters website.

Visit the following links for additional information:

Consider using the Federal Emergency Management Agency's free mobile application, Weather the Storm. FEMA's app offers weather alerts, shelter locater, safety tips and information on applying for federal assistance after a disaster. The weather alerts do not replace Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) function available on many new smartphones. 

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Driving During Severe Weather

Winter snow and ice, summer heat, and spring floods pose serious driving risks. Knowledge and preparedness for each situation will help keep you safe on the road: 

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Severe Weather Warnings

View the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) severe weather forecasts, warnings, and updates on various forms of hazardous weather:

General information on preparing for severe weather is also available.

Another option for weather alerts, consider the FEMA mobile application, Weather the Storm. The app can give you alerts from the National Weather Service, plus other information such as safety reminders, locate open shelters and share your disaster photos with first responders. The FEMA app does not replace Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) function available on many new smartphones. 

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