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Naturally Occurring Disasters

In Texas a natural disaster may be a result of severe weather such as floods, tornados, hurricanes, drought, thunderstorms, winter storms and fire or less commonly from a disease epidemic. It is important to stay abreast of current weather information provided by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio (NWR) and the Emergency Alert System. To access this information, tune into your local radio station, television station or visit the websites below. Staying informed during an emergency situation will help increase your ability to act quickly and efficiently if a natural disaster occurs in your area.

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  1. Current Weather
  2. Disease and Epidemic
  3. Droughts
  4. Earthquakes
  5. Fires & Wildfires
  6. Floods
  7. Heat Waves
  8. Household Issues
  9. Hurricanes
  10. Loss of Utilities
  11. Thunderstorms, Lightning and Hail
  12. Tornadoes
  13. Winter Storms