Natural Hazards – Natural hazards are any severe weather or climate conditions that occur naturally in our area. Hazards transition to disasters when lives and livelihoods are destroyed. Natural hazards are distinguished between a watch and a warning. A watch means conditions are favorable for a severe weather event. A warning means that a severe weather event is imminent or occurring. The City of Grand Prairie is more vulnerable to natural hazards like flooding, severe thunderstorms and hail.
If you can hear thunder:
When a tornado warning is issued:
When a flash flood/flood warning is issued:
When it gets too hot outside, make sure you:
If it starts to become a winter wonderland:
Man-Made Hazards- Man-made hazards are created when an element of human intent, negligence or threat occurs involving a man-made system. These events can cause a serious disruption to our day to day lives.
Fight the Bite! Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other living creature. Worldwide, nearly 4 million people die each year from various mosquito-borne diseases. The City of Grand Prairie performs frequent tests and treatments to keep the mosquito population under control but we need your help! To reduce the chance of being bitten by a mosquito, all residents should follow the “4Ds”:
Fire: Even the smallest of sparks can start a fire. Each year, over 4,000 Americans perish and more than 20,000 others suffer serious injuries because of fires. These tips will help make your home safer:
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1525 Arkansas Lane
Grand Prairie, TX 75052