Tennessee Threats

Tennessee’s unique geographical location exposes the state and its citizens to severe weather and other threats. The Tennessee Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies 13 hazards of prime concern for the foundation of long-term disaster planning and strategy.

These 13 threats include:  Drought, Earthquake, Extreme Temperatures, Wildfire, Flood, Geologic, Severe Weather, Tornado, Communicable Disease, Dam/levee Failure, Hazardous Material Release, Terrorism, and Critical Infrastructure.

The profiles include hazard descriptions, actions citizens can take to protect their lives, families, communities, and properties, and key terms related to the hazards.