East Baton Rouge Parish is vulnerable to a wide range of potential hazards: floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, chemical or toxic material spills, civil disruption, public service strikes, major accidents (both fixed site and mobile), hostage and terrorist situations. Also, part of the Parish is in the ten-mile emergency planning zone of a major nuclear plant; the ever increasing danger of a nuclear disaster; and at least two geological fault lines extending throughout the Parish. Since there are many different threats and hazards that could impact East Baton Rouge Parish, citizens are encouraged to take an "All Hazards" approach when making an emergency plan or building a disaster kit.
Below are the top 10 potential hazards that may affect East Baton Rouge Parish. Click each hazard to learn more about how to get Red Stick Ready!
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