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Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters in Glynn County
Natural disasters may occur at any time of the year. Geographical locations and the seasons, determine to which types of disasters an area is susceptible. Hurricanes are localized events in that they normally occur only along the Atlantic and Gulf coastal areas. Earthquakes are also considered localized events. The southern parts of our country don't usually have snow, ice, or winter storms. The remaining events can and do occur in all parts of the country. Do not listen to rumors concerning any type of disaster, evacuations, or instructions concerning any of these. Always listen to the official information that is given through official channels.

TornadoesNOAA
These are several of the most popular tornado sites. They all have links to many more interesting sites.



Lightning
These are several of the most popular lightning sites.  They all have links to many more interesting sites.
  • Exploratorium: Dig into an overview of the phenomenon of lightening. Includes details about its place in history.
  • NOAA Lightning Safety: National Weather Service Lightning Safety
  • Lighting Safety Institute: National Lightning Safety Institute A comprehensive lightning safety site with information on protecting people and buildings.

Thunderstorms
These are several of the most popular thunderstorm sites. They all have links to many more interesting sites.

Flash Floods
These are several of the most popular flash flood sites. They all have links to many more interesting sites.
  • Southern Region Headquarters: Background information on the floods and flash floods including occurrence, fact sheets, emergency information and preparedness, and tips on recovering from a flood.

Storm Surge
These are several of the most popular storm surge flood sites. They all have links to many more interesting sites.

Earthquakes
These are several of the most popular earthquake sites. They all have links to many more interesting sites.

Wildfires
These are several of the most popular wildfire sites.  They all have links to many more interesting sites.
  • Wildfire News: Provides news about forest fires and links to wildfire-related associations. Check out fire potential maps and fire weather forecasts.

Health Concerns
Hypothermia
These are several of the most popular  Hypothermia sites.  They all have links to many more interesting sites.
  • University of Iowa: Hypothermia and frostbite are defined and tips on prevention and treatment are provided.

Health for Pets
  • Disaster Preparedness site - AMVA offers a variety of resources to assist veterinarians, animal owners, and others interested in the well-being of animals to prepare for animal safety in the event of a disaster.
  • Pet Disaster Tips: Offers instruction for the immediate care of a pet that has ingested or inhaled poison. Learn about toxic plants and inducing vomiting.
  • Pet Finder - Animal Shelters - Protecting Pets in a Natural Disaster.
Ready America
Other Links
  • Disaster News: Online news service covering disaster relief operations and current issues in emergency management.
  • Ready America: Ready America Emergency Information