Monthly Hazards


The Disaster Resilience Network is providing these monthly hazard messages in conjunction with the City of Tulsa’s Storm Water Drainage and Hazard Mitigation Advisory Board. These hazards are identified in the 2014 City of Tulsa Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The Hazard of the Month messages are part of an overall effort to review a different hazard each month to determine the potential risk to citizens of Tulsa and identify the best mitigation measures for the specific hazard.

A link to the current plan as well as previous versions of the plan can be viewed at https://www.cityoftulsa.org/residents/public-safety/hazard-mitigation/

Website links that are marked as “Scheduled to post on (month) 1, 2017,” will not work until after the listed date.

January Hazard of the Month: Dam Safety

Weblink to message: http://disasterreslience.org/dam-safety/
Download map graphic: Dam Failure Mapg
Download message for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: January Hazard of the Month

February Hazard of the Month: Levee Safety

Weblink to message: http://disasterresiliencenetwork.org/february-hazard-of-the-month/
Download map graphic: Levee Map
Download message for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: February Hazard of the Month

March Hazard of the Month: Hail

Weblink to Message: http://disasterresiliencenetwork.org/march-hazard-of-the-month-hail/
Download photo: Hail
Download message for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: MARCH HAZARD OF THE MONTH

April Hazard of the Month: High Winds and Tornadoes

Damage from March 30, 2016 Tornado in north Tulsa. Source: Tulsa County


A Microburst is a particularly violent type of downburst that can generate winds up to 168 mph. Source: City of Tulsa 2014 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Weblink to Message: http://disasteresuliencenetwork.org/high-winds-and-tornadoes-april-hazard/
Download Photo: April Hazard Photo
Download Microburst Graphic: Microburst
Link to video on Tornado Safety: https://youtu.be/_5TiTfuvotc
Download Message for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: April Hazard of the Month for Facebook etc

May Hazard of the Month: Flooding

Oklahoma Flooding Events by County 1990 to 2010 (Tulsa County outlined in bold) Source: National Climate Data Center U.S. Storm Events Database

Weblink to Message: http://disasterresiliencenetwork.org/may-hazard-flooding/
Download Oklahoma Flood Map: OK Flood Map
Download Message for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: May Hazard of the Month for Facebook etc

June Hazard of the Month: Extreme Heat

Weblink to Message: http://disasterresiliencenetwork.org/june-hazard-heat/
Download Infographic: Heat Safety
Download Message for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: June Hazard of the Month for Facebook etc

July Hazard of the Month: Lightning


Weblink to Message: http://disasterresiliencenetwork.org/july-hazard-lightning/
Website Message in pdf for download: Lightning
Download infographic: lightning temperature
Download photo: Lightning from Hazard Plan
Link to video on Lightning Safety: https://youtu.be/rMOFxrAWquk
Download Message for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: July Hazard of the Month for Facebook etc

August Hazard of the Month

Expansive Soils, from 2014 City of Tulsa Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The darkest areas have very high expansive soils. Developed by Flanagan and Associates.


Weblink to Message: http://disasterresiliencenetwork.org/august-hazards/
Download Drought Dustbowl Photo: dustbowl
Download Expansive Soil Map: Expansive Soils Map
Download Message for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: August Hazard of the Month for Facebook etc

September Hazard of the Month

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October Hazard of the Month

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November Hazard of the Month

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December Hazard of the Month

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