Types of Hazards in Gila County

Hazards are typically categorized under two classifications; natural and man-made.

Natural hazards include floods, severe thunderstorms and lightning, strong winds and dust storms, winter storms, drought, extreme heat and wildfires. 

Man-made hazards include pandemic, home fires, power outages/blackouts, hazardous materials releases (fixed facilities and transportation), household chemical emergencies, cyber attacks, nuclear/radiological (power plant/medical facilities), riots and terrorist events.

For additional information on hazards in your area, please visit the Natural Hazards in Arizona website.


Be Prepared
Individuals or families who are prepared for an emergency or disaster incident will recover from the incident quicker.  To find out more information on how to prepare, please visit the Plan & Prepare section of our ReadyGila website.

Build an Emergency Supply Kit
It may be possible that you will need to survive on your own after an emergency and this kit should have all the basic yet essential items you will need for at least 72 hours. Your kit should contain food and water, items in case there is a power shortage, and other items such as personal hygiene supplies and copies of important documents. For information on preparing an emergency kit, please visit our Ready Kits section at our ReadyGila website. Addional information is available at or

You can print out an Emergency Preparedness Checklist here.