Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Facebook Twitter YoutubeInstagram

You are here



What is a Hazard


A hazard is a dangerous phenomenon, substance, human activity or condition that may cause the following:
  • loss of life, injury or other health impacts,
  • property damage,
  • loss of livelihoods and services,
  • social and economic disruption, or
  • environmental damage.
The above definition was taken from the United Nations (UN) International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction. Follow the link to look up other terminologies.


Hazards of Greatest Concern to Trinidad and Tobago

Check the "We Ready" website for a range of hazard-related information!

Hazard Maps         Emergency Contacts