It's important to remember that not all disasters are acts of nature or biological threats. Some may involve technical or industrial accidents, such as train derailments, chemical releases, or a nuclear power plant emergency.
Click on the navigation links under Manmade Hazards to learn how to prepare for, what to do during, and what to do after a chemical or nuclear emergency. You should base your preparations on the types of industry near your location. You also should take steps to secure and follow the precautions on any household chemicals that you keep in your home.
Each description of a manmade hazard also includes links to additional information and a printable PDF fact sheet about the hazards.