Natural Hazards

A natural hazard is any impact, caused by a naturally occurring event, that leads to an emergency or disaster.

Some examples of natural hazards are any of the following: hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, high water, wind-driven water, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, drought, wildfire, or other similar catastrophe in any part of the United States which causes, or which may cause, substantial damage or injury to civilian property or persons.

Some of these example hazards are unlikely in Michigan, or Berrien County. The hazards you will find below are believed to be the most likely to occur in Berrien County, based upon historical records and analyzing the likelihood of occurrence.