The first step in being prepared is to know what kind of emergencies may occur where you are. Severe thunderstorms, heat waves, and home fires can happen anywhere, but other events, like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes, are often more common in specific areas. We’ve created a map of common disasters in the USA by state that can help you determine what you should prepare for. Keep in mind that this map isn’t exhaustive, and should be used as a starting place for your preparedness journey. For more maps and information, please visit the Red Cross and The Washington Post.