Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado and windstorm affect thousands of people every year. Technological & Accidental Hazards include technological hazards such as nuclear power plant failures and hazardous materials incidents.Recognizing possible hazards that could affect your area and knowing what to do to protect yourself and your family will help you take the appropriate steps to prepare beforehand and assist you in recovery after the event.
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an emergency kit and developing a emergency plan, are the same for all types of hazards. However each emergency is unique and knowing the actions to take for each threat may change the way you prepare for them. By learning about these specific threats, you are preparing yourself to react in any emergency whether you are home.
While not all of the hazards listed below have the potential to affect Hillsboro residents, it is important to learn about and prepare for different types of weather when traveling to areas that experience different types of weather conditions, such as the coast or mid-west.
To learn more about a certain type of hazard, select a link below:
- Extreme Heat
- Hazardous Materials
- Household Chemical
- Thunderstorms and Lightning
- Volcanic Eruption
- Winter Storms and Extreme Cold