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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. 

Click on any of the below natural hazards to learn more

More Types are being developed as we speak!  We are redeveloping our webpages to provide more information in 2017, check back often!

919 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-7141
BCSD Niles Substation
1205 N. Front Street
Niles, MI 49120
(269) 684-5274
BCSD Watervliet Twp Substation
4959 M 140
Watervliet, MI 49098
(269) 463-5495
Deputies may be on patrol
Four Winds Substation
19279 Kinst Road
New Buffalo, MI 49117
(269) 756-9571 ext. 7603
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