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Natural Hazards

Forest fire in sand pine scrubNature is unpredictable. In the forest, weather conditions can turn rapidly and lead to thunderstorms, flooding, or tornadoes. A bolt of lightning or a careless camper can start a forest fire that crackles quickly across open landscapes.

Prepare yourself for natural hazards by learning more about how and where they may occur, and what you can do in advance to protect yourself from the elements.
 

Drought
Forest Fires
Flooding
Hazard Trees
Hurricanes
Tornadoes




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