Disaster Response

The City of Pittsburgh is prone to natural events and disasters, including:

  • Floods
  • Severe winter storms
  • Drought
  • Tornadoes
  • Windstorms
  • Landslides
  • Ground subsidence
  • Rare earthquakes.

During these disasters, Public Works is the response crew for disaster situations.

Our department leaders are certified in emergency preparedness to ensure the best possible response in the event of a disaster.