What is an “infrastructure incident?”
Infrastructure incidents are complex. They can include car, plane, and train accidents, problems with phone and communications systems, and issues with power and energy supplies. Most of these are difficult to prepare for in advance.
The main infrastructure incidents that people can try to be ready for are car problems, power outages, and cyberattacks.
Mechanical problems, weather, medical emergencies, and other drivers can all cause roadway incidents. Your family can prepare advance for events on the road by keeping up with car maintenance and having emergency kits in each vehicle. If you are in an accident, stay calm and follow directions from law enforcement.
If you would like to review more about different infrastructure incidents with an adult, including power outages and cyberattacks, you can find more info on the ready.gov website.