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Natural and Man Made Hazards

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Natural hazards can and do occur without notice, and they are very unpredictable. While sometimes unavoidable, we'll show you how to minimize damage and protect you, your family, and your property.

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Earthquakes Extreme Heat Floods Hurricanes
A sudden movement of the earth's crust caused by the release of stress accumulated along geologic faults or by volcanic activity. A hot season; a spell of hot weather. An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry. A severe tropical cyclone originating in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea or eastern regions of the Pacific Ocean, traveling north, northwest, or northeast from its point of origin, and usually involving heavy rains.
 
Landslides Thunderstorms Tornadoes Tsunamis
The downward sliding of a relatively dry mass of earth and rock. A transient, sometimes violent storm of thunder and lightning, often accompanied by rain and sometimes hail. A rotating column of air ranging in width from a few yards to more than a mile and whirling at destructively high speeds, usually accompanied by a funnel-shaped downward extension of a cumulonimbus cloud. A very large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption.
 
Volcanoes Wildfires Winter Storms
An opening in the earth's crust through which molten lava, ash, and gases are ejected. A fire that burns uncontrollably in a natural setting such as a forest or grassland. A winter storm can range from moderate snow to blizzard conditions.

Credits: FEMA

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