Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado & windstorm affect thous&s of people every year. You should know what your risks are & prepare to protect yourself, your family & community.
Recognizing an impending hazard & knowing what to do to protect yourself & your family will help you take effective steps to prepare beforeh& & aid recovery after the event.
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit & developing a family emergency plan, are the same for all types of hazards. However each emergency is unique & knowing the actions to take for each threat will impact the specific decisions & preparations you make. By learning about these specific threats, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency.