A hazard is an agent which has the potential to cause harm to a vulnerable target. The terms "hazard" and "risk" are often used interchangeably. Hazards can be dormant or potential, with only a theoretical probability of harm. An event that is caused by interaction with a hazard is called an incident.
Routt County's top hazards by risk include Wildfire, Severe Weather, Winter Weather including Avalanche, Flooding including Dam/Levee Failure, Landslides, and Earthquakes. Click on each box to learn more about the current top hazards in our community.