Types of Disasters

The following are examples of disasters that could occur in Madison County:

  • Winter Storms
  • Tornadoes and severe storms
  • Extreme weather conditions, such as extreme heat or cold, high wind and drought
  • Hazardous material releases or spills
  • Major transportation accidents such as school bus, airplane, tractor trailer or tanker crashes or train derailments
  • Floods: Clean up tips
  • Pandemic Influenza and other infectious disease outbreaks
  • Suspicious white powder mailings
  • Infrastructure failure (extended electrical outages, fuel or medicine supply interruptions or communication outages)
  • Widespread agricultural animal diseases
  • Pipeline explosions
  • Civil disorders
  • Major structural collapse
  • Earthquake
  • Nuclear or radiation emergencies