Learn About Emergencies

Wreckage from Hurricane Katrina

EPA has resources to help you prepare for and respond to both natural disasters and hazardous substance spills. See all resources on emergencies.

Alert: Generator Safety

  • ALERT: Generator exhaust is deadly. Never use a generator indoors, including in homes, garages, crawlspaces, or sheds. Always run generators outside and far from doors, windows, and vents. Every year people die from breathing in carbon monoxide given off by generators. More information.
  • Listen: Public Service Announcement about carbon monoxide