Longmont faces a variety of threats and hazards. The three types of threats and hazards are:
Natural hazards, which result from acts of nature, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, animal disease outbreak, pandemics, or epidemics.
Technological hazards, which result from accidents or the failures of systems and structures, such as hazardous materials spills or dam failures.
Human-caused incidents, which result from the intentional actions of an adversary, such as a threatened or actual chemical attack, biological attack, or cyber incident.