Located in the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Irving is susceptible to a complex set of hazards and threats. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the United States and the ninth busiest airport in the world, resides within the city's limits. Severe weather threats - such as severe storms, tornadoes and hail - all affect the region.
Irving is also home to many multinational corporations such as ExxonMobil, which have historically been political and social targets. Major events, including the LPGA Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, have made Irving a potential target because of the high visibility to national and international audiences.
Being prepared for natural disasters and other emergencies is very important. Being prepared ahead of time can help you better able to respond once a disaster occurs. Essential to preparation is identifying the types of hazards that can affect the City of Irving and the surrounding area, creating a "go kit" if you need to leave your home very quickly and creating a plan and meeting place for your family in case you are separated.