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Natural Disasters

also see: Avalanches, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tornadoes

A Safer Future...

A Safer Future: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters, by the U.S. National Committee for the Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction, National Research Council. This is a free, browsable, nonproprietary, fully and deeply searchable online version.
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1840.html

 

Disaster Handbook, The

Handbook includes disaster information for floods, fire, drought, tornadoes and winter storms. Chapters include preparedness information, cleanup and repair, salvaging and rebuilding,and community issues.
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/news//handbook.html

 

Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

EMWIN is a suite of data access methods, developed in partnership with FEMA, which make available a live stream of weather and other critical emergency information.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/index.htm

 

Emergency News, Information, and Analysis

Provides 24-hour news, information, analysis and coverage of disasters and major emergency events. Site has links to EMS, police, fire, disaster/rescue, hazmat, military, infectious disease, counter-terrorism, chemical and biological terrorism information
http://www.emergency.com

 

FEMA - National and Regional Disaster News

National and regional disaster news; storm watch featuring nationwide forecasts, warnings and advisories
http://www.fema.gov

 

Natural Hazards.org

News and information on natural hazards; preparedness information; current hazard advisories.
http://www.naturalhazards.org

 

NOAA - National Warnings Area

NOAA updates this site every 60 seconds. Provides instant access to tornado, hurricance, severe thunderstorm, flash flood, winter storm and special marine warnings. Great place to see the status of severe weather in the US.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nationalwarnings.html

 

NOAA: GOES Satellite Server

NOAA's geostationary satellite server providing the most recent still and video weather images.
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/

 

Project SafeSide

Information on emergency preparation for natural disasters including earthquakes, extreme heat, flooding, hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, wind, wildfires and severe winter weather. A project of The Weather Channel and the American Red Cross.
http://www.weather.com/safeside/

 

Texas A&M University Severe Weather Watch

Map of the United States showing states where there are currently severe weather watches or warnings; click on a state to obtain details
http://www.met.tamu.edu/weather/warnings/

 

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