Winter storms in New England can range from freezing rain and ice, to a moderate snowfall over a few hours, to blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow that can last several days.
Extreme cold is generally defined as a prolonged period of excessively cold weather. Extreme cold conditions are often, but not always, part of winter storms.
Nor’easters and coastal storms have the power to cause widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas.
Power outages are short- or long-term loss of electric power.
Flooding is a leading cause of death in many disasters. Learn how to prepare for a flood, stay safe during a flood, and protect your health when you return home after a flood.
People that live, work, or vacation within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant should be prepared for an emergency at a nuclear power plant. Those people should also be familiar with the Emergency Planning Zone's (EPZ) emergency plans and procedures.
A thunderstorm comes from rain-bearing clouds that also produce thunder and lightning. All thunderstorms produce lighting and therefore are dangerous.
Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms, with whirling winds that can reach 300 mph.
Terrorism can take the form of explosive devices, active shooter incidents, or biological, chemical, radiological/nuclear, or cyber attacks.
A hazardous materials incident occurs when a hazardous chemical that may harm people’s health has been released.
Both Tropical Storms (with winds above 39 mph) and Hurricanes (winds above 74 mph) can have deadly coastal storm surge and cause significant damage.
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