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Disaster Preparedness

From a simple power outage or thunderstorm to a natural disaster, such as a flood or a blizzard, West Virginia’s seasons can present an emergency situation at any time of the year. Protect your home and family by knowing what precautions to take with WVU Extension Service experts.

A partially collapsed bridge spans a small creek.

Earthquakes

 
flood waters cover a paved road

Flooding

 
food safety after power outage

Food Safety

 
A fallen tree lays across a powerline next to a rural road as a result of storm damage.

Inland Hurricane Preparedness

 
close up of tire on a snowy road

Snowstorms

 
thunderstorm and lightning

Thunderstorms

 
tornado

Tornadoes