Arizona is susceptible to an array of natural disasters and emergencies. And while some pose a more immediate threat to life and property in "The Grand Canyon State," it is in the best interest of individuals, families and entire communities to take precautions.

Emergencies do not take rain checks and seldom make appointments. And even when an imminent threat is detected, who among us can truly say that they’re ready for any situation? Fortunately, getting prepared for all manner of emergencies and disasters is easy and can be achieved in four simple steps:

Make a Plan that identifies a an evacuation route, neighborhood AND area family meeting places, and an out-of-state contact.

Prepare a Kit that addresses the survival essentials of potable water, nonperishable food, clean air and warmth, and includes financial and insurance papers, medication and credentials.

Be Informed about local emergency plans and procedures, and the public health and safety hazards that could impact your community.

  • Drought
  • Dust Storms
  • Earthquake
  • Extreme Heat
  • Flooding
  • Influenza
  • Landslides
  • Palo Verde Generating Station (PVGS)
  • Power Outage
  • Space Weather
  • Terrorism
    • Biological Attack
    • Chemical Attack
    • Cyber Attack
    • Explosion
    • Nuclear Devices
    • Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD)
  • Tornado
  • Wildfire
  • Winter Weather

Inspire Others by your preparedness example. Give blood or take a basic first aid course, and share what you’ve learned about personal and family preparedness.  

Our Hazards and Get Prepared tabs are good places to start your research into the subject of emergency preparedness. While the information and links on AzEIN.gov do not represent the sum total of information on the topic, think of them as a springboard to further exploration.