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Types of emergencies

An emergency can be caused by the forces of nature, an accident, an international act or otherwise that constitutes a danger of major proportions to life or property.


Those most likely to occur with the County of Oxford include:

  • tornadoes
  • floods
  • blizzards
  • transportation accidents involving hazardous materials rail or air crashes
  • toxic or flammable gas leaks
  • epidemics, or disease outbreaks
  • power black outs
  • severe damage to buildings or infrastructure
  • uncontrollable fires or explosions
  • interruption to essential services and supplies