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Natural Hazards

Natural hazards threaten lives, property, other assets and often times can be predicted. A natural hazard may repeatedly happen in the same geographical location because of weather patterns or physical characteristics of an area.

Each year, natural hazards such as floods, tornados, thunderstorms, and winter storms threaten the District of Columbia and affect many residents. Know your risk and take sensible precautions to protect yourself, your family, pets, and community.

Use the ReadyDC website to learn about the hazards you could experience in the District. The links above provide you with the characteristics of each potential hazard, measures to take beforehand to avoid or lessen the impact of these events and what to do during and after the event.