This article was originally published in Issue 2 of our magazine.

No matter where you live, natural disasters strike wherever and whenever they feel like it. When they do, don't get caught flat-footed — be ready for anything that could happen. The best way to prepare for an impending disaster is to know what type of disasters occur in your area.

Here's a map of major natural disasters that have occurred in the United States over 20 years between 1992 and 2012. Of course, in addition to these major disasters, there are numerous other disasters that have happened.

Keep Informed

For helpful tips on disaster preparedness for everything including drought, flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, chemical spills, fires, volcanoes, and more, take a look at these government resources:


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