Know Your Hazards

Know what to preparing for

Washington State experiences significant impacts from natural hazards including floods, storms, wildland fires, earthquakes, and volcanoes.  Beyond natural hazards, there are technological hazards, including nuclear power plant incidents, chemical weapon stockpiles, dam failures, and hazardous material spills. All of these require assessment and determination by state, county, and city officials in order to organize resources so loss can be prevented or minimized.

Flooding is the most prevalent natural hazard facing Washington residents.  Learn about flooding and other natural hazards likely to occur in our region.



floods  Floods

Earthquakes  Earthquakes

Severe StormsSevere Storms, Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

Land Slide  Landslides

atural Gas and Gasoline PipelinesNatural Gas & Gasoline Pipelines

earthquakes Volcanic Activity