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:
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Natural Disasters – learn ways to reduce natural disaster risks to health and the environment.
- International Travel: Natural Disasters – information for U.S. citizens who are abroad.
- Natural Disasters and Severe Weather – emergency preparedness and response information, including health and safety concerns.
- FirstNet – a nationwide public safety broadband network for local, state, regional, tribal and federal first responders to emergencies and other public safety personnel, including firefighters and paramedics.
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.