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Southwest

Natural disasters prevalent in the Southwest include wildfires, severe flooding, winter storms, and heavy winds.

The following are natural disasters people living in the Southwest should prepare for:
  • Monsoon rains, blinding sand storms, droughts, and extreme heat affect people living in desert regions.
  • Hurricanes and extreme flooding frequently occur around the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Blizzards and severe winter storms frequently hit higher elevation and mountainous regions. Because of dry conditions, wildfires are a constant threat throughout the Southwest.
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