Quick Start Guide Natural Gas Utilities
SECTION 03: KEY SAFETY MESSAGES
Disaster Preparedness & Response
Why Address This Issue? The number, severity, and cost of natural disasters has increased dramatically in recent years. Every area of the country is vulnerable to the effects of disasters. Floods, mudslides, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and winter storms can all cause severe damage to natural gas utilities and create extreme hazards for people and property. In addition, the threat of terrorism is now a reality. In order to mitigate the damage, natural gas utilities must educate customers, the general public, and trade workers in disaster preparedness, damage minimization, and post-disaster response.
Developing a Public Safety Communications Program
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