NATURAL HAZARD OVERVIEW

A review of past natural disasters in Hamilton County, and across the State of Tennessee highlights thirteen hazards as presenting a significant potential risk to the communities of Hamilton County. These hazards include flood, winter storms, thunderstorms and associated hail, lightning, tornado, and high wind, as well as landslide and erosion, earthquake, drought, and wildfire. While natural hazards are most frequent and costly, technological and man-made threats also exist.