The city of Carrollton is exposed to many hazards, all of which have the potential for disrupting the community, causing casualties, and damaging or destroying public or private property. These threats are divided into three categories: Natural, Technological, and Security.
Here is a brief definition and list of potential hazards in the city of Carrollton:
Natural Hazards: geophysical, hydrological, climatological, meteorological, or biological threats that occur naturally and affect people and environments. (http://www.ready.gov/natural-disasters)
Flooding (river or tidal)
Technological Hazards: hazards created from technology mishaps that may result in the loss of life, injury, property damage, social and economic interruption, or environmental harm to an impacted city.
Hazmat/Oil Spill (fixed site)
Hazmat/Oil Spill (transport)
Major Structural Fire
Nuclear Facility Incident
Water System Failure
For definitions and further details about these hazards, click link here (http://www.ready.gov/technological-accidental-hazards)
Security Hazards: threats that promote public misconduct and control issues which make disasters more complex to resolve. (http://www.ready.gov/terrorist-hazards)
Enemy Military Attack
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All of these hazards have the potential to start as a normal emergency incident then, change into an overwhelming disaster. Educating and learning preventative measures to these threats could reduce and prevent the growth of a widespread disaster in our city.