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Hazard-Specific Resources

Each part of the country faces its own set of natural hazards and risks. You can see your community’s risks on the National Risk Index map.  

You can reduce the risks to your home and community. Use these resources to learn about the natural hazards you face and the steps you can take to reduce your risk. 


Strong Wind

Severe Storm

Heat and Drought

Winter and Cold


Flooding Hazards

When you think of flooding, you might picture hurricanes or high tides on the coasts. But damaging floods can occur along rivers and other bodies of water. Extreme weather and storms make flooding more likely. These resources can help you protect your community from flooding.    

Strong Wind Hazards

Strong winds can cause severe damage to homes and businesses. Severe wind events like thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes are becoming more common. Learn how to help secure your community and your home from strong wind events. 

Severe Storm Hazards

Wind and flooding are the most severe storm risks. Still, lightning and hail can also cause damage during a severe storm.   

Heat and Drought Hazards

Heat can be one of the most dangerous hazards. Thousands of Americans suffer from heat-related illnesses and deaths each year. Drought and wildfires can also affect agriculture and cause severe damage to communities and infrastructure. Here’s how to protect your home and community. 



Winter and Cold Hazards

Extreme cold temperatures, ice and winter storms can cause power outages and damage to infrastructure. 

Geologic Hazards

Earth-related events like earthquakes, avalanches, and volcanic activity can damage communities and lives. Learn some steps you and your community can take to protect your property and loved ones.