An earthquake is the sudden, rapid shaking of the earth, caused by the breaking and shifting of underground rock. Earthquakes can cause buildings to collapse and cause heavy items to fall, resulting in injuries and property damage.
The most common type of all natural hazards is flooding. This is particularly true in the greater Antelope Valley area. Being prepared is a vital step toward protecting both lives and personal property.
During times of extended drought, wildland fires can erupt, causing extensive damage to parklands, homes, and businesses. Residents can take steps to protect themselves from the effects of these dangerous natural hazards.