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Types of emergencies

An emergency can be caused by the forces of nature, an accident, an international act or otherwise that constitutes a danger of major proportions to life or property.


Those most likely to occur with the County of Oxford include:

  • tornadoes
  • floods
  • blizzards
  • transportation accidents involving hazardous materials rail or air crashes
  • toxic or flammable gas leaks
  • epidemics, or disease outbreaks
  • power black outs
  • severe damage to buildings or infrastructure
  • uncontrollable fires or explosions
  • interruption to essential services and supplies


Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at