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Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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Table 2.1. Types of Disasters, Hazards, or Events that May Require Federal Assistance

Type of Event Examples
Natural Flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, typhoon, landslide, tsunami, ice storm, drought, wildfire, epidemic, disease
Accidental Chemical spill, transportation accident, industrial accident, radiological incident, nuclear incident, explosion, utility outage
Civil/Political Public demonstration, protest, civil disturbance, strike, mass immigration
Terrorist/Criminal Chemical attack, biological attack, radiological attack, nuclear attack, high-explosive attack, war
Other Inauguration, State of the Union, Olympics, major sporting event, summit conference, cyber attack

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