Tampa Hazards

Tampa is an amazing place to live, work, and visit, but like many places it is not immune to major disasters. In fact, our coastal location, topography, and large population make us significantly vulnerable to a wide array of hazards, including hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and sinkholes.

The City of Tampa’s Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) identifies 20 hazards that pose a risk to the city. The LMS is intended for anyone who would like to know more about what vulnerabilities our community faces and how the city plans on mitigating these risks. Please view the full LMS for a more detailed analysis of the City of Tampa’s hazards.

The interactive Citizens Guide to Natural Disasters is designed to provide you with key content from the LMS in an interactive format. The tabs at the top of this screen will give you insight into some of the hazards we face and preparedness information on how to protect you and your family.