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Northern Plains

The inhabitants of the Northern Plains face many hazardous and potentially life threatening conditions. These include severe blizzards, cold, disasterous storms, wildfires and even tornados. It's important that those living in the Northern Plains prepare for emergencies or disasters that may occur.

If you've lived in the Northern Plains very long, you'll remember the unexpected and devastating blizzard that occured in 2010. It nearly crippled all reservations from North Dakota to Montana.

  • Blizzards are one the number one seasonal disasters that afflict the Norther Plains region. The cause frozen water pipes, loss of power, extremely dangerous driving conditions and often strand individuals without access to food, water, medicine or medical services.
  • During the warming months the Northern Plains faces a whole new set of dangers. These include severe thunderstorms, golf ball size hail storms, lightning, extreme winds and flooding.
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