Geologic hazards (or "geohazards") come in many shapes and sizes. They are hazards because of the unique geologic or environmental conditions of the area. While the risk of tectonic activity (earthquakes) is very low in Florida, the state is prone to several other hazards including:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.