Are You Prepared For…

In Blaine County we are susceptible to a number of natural hazards throughout the year. We do get our fair share of emergencies and disasters listed below. In all cases, they are unpredictable so thinking about their potential and how each person or household can maintain a level of preparedness becomes very important.

Wildfires

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Wildfires have become a common hazard in Blaine County. Some wildfires develop slowly, while others happen very quickly. Additionally, wildfires can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting the entire county. Planning for and being prepared for wildfires will help you stay safe. Click here to go to the Wildfire Page which provides basic safety tips, as well as how to and what to do before, during and after wildfires.

Floods

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Floods are a common hazard in Blaine County, however not all floods are alike. Some floods develop slowly, while others such as flash floods, can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain. Additionally, floods can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting an entire river basin. Planning for and being prepared for floods will help you stay safe. Click here to go to the Flood Page which provides basic safety tips, as well as how to and what to do beforeduring and after floods.

Power Outages

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Power outages in Blaine County can vary from a few minutes to a few days or more. Planning for and being prepared for longer power outages will help you stay safe and more comfortable. Click here to go to the Power Outage Page which provides basic safety tips, as well as how and what to do beforeduring and after a power outage.

Earthquakes

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Earthquakes can happen at any time of the year. All 50 states and 5 U.S. territories are at some risk for earthquakes, and Blaine County is no exception. One of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature is a severe earthquake and its terrible aftereffects. Click here to go to the Earthquake Page which provides basic safety tips, as well as how to and what to do beforeduring and after an earthquake.

Winter Weather

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Winter storms and extreme cold can be expected in Blaine County. Planning for and being prepared for winter weather will help you stay safe and more comfortable. Click here to go to the Winter Weather Page which provides basic safety tips, as well as how to and what to do beforeduring and after winter storms and extreme cold.