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Disaster Resources


Biological Threat
Biological agents are bacteria, viruses, and toxins that can kill or incapacitate people, livestock, and crops. Below lists resources for recovery after a biological event. For more information click here.

Chemical Threat
To report oil and chemical spills and radiation emergencies, call the National Response Center toll-free at 1-800-424-8802.  For more information click here.

Drought
In times of drought, your best option is to conserve water resources.  For more information click here.

Earthquake
Earthquakes can also trigger fire, landslides, or a tsunami.  For more information click here.

Fire
For more information click here.

Flood
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states. Many times flooding comes as a hazard from another disaster, such as a hurricane.  For more information click here.

Hurricane
According to the Hurricane Preparedness website, produced by the National Hurricane Center, "in an average 3-year period, roughly five hurricanes strike the U.S. coastline, killing approximately 50 to 100 people anywhere from Texas to Maine." For more information click here.

Landslide
For more information click here.

Radiation/Nuclear
Radiation emergencies can result from terrorist activities or from a nuclear power plant accident.  For more information click here.

Tornado
According to NOAA, tornadoes come in all shapes and sizes and can occur anywhere in the U.S. at any time of the year. In the southern states, peak tornado season is March through May, while peak months in the northern states are during the summer.  For more information click here.

Tsunami
For more information click here.

Volcano
In the United States, active volcanoes are found mainly in Hawaii, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountain Range.  For more information click here.

Wildfires
According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there were over 66 thousand wildfires during the 2005 season. These fires resulted in over 8.6 million acres burned.  For more information click here; also check out Lemhi County Public Guidelines for Wildfire Evacuation. 

Winter Storm
With winter storms comes the risk of death from traffic accidents on icy roads as well as hypothermia from exposure to the cold. These resources provide advice on how to protect you and your loved ones during and after a winter storm.  For more information click here.

Information courtesy of DisasterAssistance.Gov