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Local Hazards

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)

Drought

Earthquake

Flash Flooding                                                                                   

Flooding (river or tidal)

Tornado                                                          

Wildfire

Winter Storm

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.

Dam Failure

Energy/Fuel Shortage                                                            

Hazmat/Oil Spill (fixed site)

Hazmat/Oil Spill (transport)

Major Structural Fire

Nuclear Facility Incident

Water System Failure

Blackout

 

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)

Civil Disorder

Enemy Military Attack

Terrorism

For definitions and further details about these hazards, click link here:

http://www.ready.gov/natural-disasters

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.