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Know the Threats

The first step to disaster preparedness is being informed. In this section you will find information about what types of disasters are most likely to occur in Pennsylvania, along with how to prepare for each and what to do if you are actually faced with one of these emergencies.​

Listed below are potential emergencies Pennsylvania residents should be informed about:

Weather-Related Threats


Thunder and Lightning

Extreme Heat


Winter Weather

Other Storms: Tropical, Tornadoes, and Wind

Earthquakes and Landslides


Power Outages

Human-Made Threats

Influenza & Pandemic

Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)

Nuclear Threat

Dam Failure


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