Loss of Power
Pandemic Influenza or Other Disease Outbreak
There will always be the threat of flooding, tornadoes, wildfires, drought, debris flows, landslides, wildfires, and earthquakes somewhere in our state. These forces of nature can result in loss of life and damage to housing, infrastructure, businesses and the environment. Man-made hazards include acts of terrorism and accidents involving the storage and transport of chemicals and radioactive materials. They must be prepared for as well.
Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from life’s setbacks. When individuals, families and businesses learn about and prepare for hazards, resilience is increased. What should we prepare for in Uintah County?
A word about climate change…
The Earth's climate has changed many times during the planet's history, with events ranging from ice ages to long periods of warmth. Historically, natural factors such as volcanic eruptions, changes in the Earth's orbit, and the amount of energy released from the Sun have affected the Earth's climate. Many scientists believe that human activities associated with the Industrial Revolution have also changed the composition of the atmosphere and are therefore very likely influencing the Earth's climate. But they are not sure by how much the climate may change, at what rate it may change, or what the exact effects will be.
EPA Climate Change information