Disaster Preparedness

Disaster planning is crucial to becoming self-sufficient for 72 hours after a disaster. First, we must determine what disasters are most likely to happen in our community.

Possible Disasters & Hazards

Carbondale is vulnerable to natural disasters such as:

  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Flooding to a minor degree
  • Thunderstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Winter storms

Technological hazards include:

  • Civil disturbances
  • Dam failure
  • The fallout from a nuclear attack on other areas
  • Fire
  • Hazardous material spills
  • Natural gas explosions
  • Plane crash
  • Radiological accident

Planning for Disasters

Now that we have identified disasters that could affect our community, we must plan and prepare for each. We recommend finding out about disaster plans at your workplace, your children's school or childcare center, and other places your family frequents.

Learn about our community warning signals, what they sound like, and what you should do when you hear them in the emergency management section.

FEMA Emergency Supply List