Hazards There are numerous hazards that could affect the UWA campus. Knowing what to do is key to alleviating its impact. Natural hazards such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado, and windstorms affect thousands of people every year. We need to know what our risks are from natural hazards and take sensible precautions to protect our UWA students, faculty and staff. Natural hazards are natural events that threaten lives, property, and other assets. Often, natural hazards can be predicted. They tend to occur repeatedly in the same geographical locations because they are related to weather patterns or physical characteristics of an area. Other hazards include technological and terrorism hazards such as hazardous materials incidents, household chemical emergencies, explosions, biological threats, and chemical threats.