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Technological and Man-made Hazards

Man-made or technological emergencies that may impact rural communities can include things such as agrochemical spills, power outages or acts of terrorism. The result can include economic damage, loss of confidence in the food supply and possible loss of life.Because the occurrence of these incidents is typically unpredictable, proper preparedness and response for these situations is essential.

Learn how to protect your family, animals, farm and business from man-made or technological threats, and prevention measures to take before, during and after these situations.

Technological or Man-Made Hazard Resources

Bioterrorism Threats
Agrochemical Hazards
Power Outages

Additional Web Resources

Ready.gov: Technological and Accidental Hazards
Website of resources for preparing for technological hazards (e.g., hazardous materials, chemical emergencies).
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready.gov: Terrorist Hazards
Website with information and resources on preparing for a terrorism event.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)