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April 22, 2021 ---Critical Fire Weather for the Southwest, southern/ Central Plains and Northern Plains.
Tennessee: Major Disaster Declaration approved for Severe Winter Storms from Feb. 11th to the 19th, 2021 for Public Assistance for 13 Counties. Today is Earth Day.
April 21, 2021 ---Freezing Rain Possible from the Great Lakes to the Northeast. Critical Fire Weather for the Southwest and Southeast.
Hawaii - Major Disaster Declaration Request for Public Assistance for one county.
April 20, 2021 ---Heavy Rain and Flash flooding possible for parts of Florida. Freezing rain possible from the Great Lakes to Northeast.
April 19, 2021 ---Rain and thunderstorms possible over the Southern Plains, Florida, Mid- Atlantic to the Northeast. Heavy snow possible -=over parts of the Central Rockies.
Weekly U.S. COVID-19 totals:
o Confirmed Cases: 31,444,706 (+479,129) 1.5% increase in cases
o Confirmed Deaths: 563,980 (+5,137) 0.9% increase in deaths. It appears that there is a slight decline in the rate of deaths that is possibly traceable to older people being vaccinated and younger people falling ill.
April 18, 2021 ---Rain and thunderstorms possible for the Northern Rockies, Lower/Middle Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee valleys, the Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast. Heavy snow possible over the Northern/Central Rockies and Northern Plains.
April 17, 2021 ---Rain and thunderstorms possible for Southern Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Southeast. Heavy snow possible over the Central Rockies.
Virginia is requesting a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for 31 counties as a result of Severe Ice Storms from Feb 11th to the 22nd.
Georgia is requesting a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for seven counties and Individual Assistance for one county.
April 16, 2021 ---Heavy rain and flash flooding possible for the Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley.
AL Requests a Major Disaster Declaration Individual Assistance for 8 Counites for - Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes from March 25th to 26th.
April 15, 2021 ---Critical Fire Weather for the Southwest and Southern Plains. Severe thunderstorms possible for the Southern Plains. Heavy Snow a threat for the Central Plains & Northeast.
MS has made a Request for a Major Disaster Declaration Incident: for Public Assistance for 31 counties and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians due to Severe winter storm, between Feb 11th and the 19th.
April 14, 2021 ---Tropical Storm Suriage in the Western Pacific, 63 miles SSW of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Critical Fire Weather for the Southwest and Southern Rockies. Slight risk of severe thunderstorms for portions of the Gulf Coast. Heavy rain/flash flooding possible for the Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley.
WV -- Request for a Major Disaster Declaration for five counties for Public Assistance, as a result of Severe winter storm between the Feb 10th to the 16th.
April 13, 2021 ---Severe Thunderstorms / flash flooding possible for the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southern Plains. Critical Fire Weather for the Southwest and Central Great Basin.
April 12, 2021 ===Today, FEMA begins processing applications for funeral assistance. FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Multilingual services are available.
To be eligible for funeral assistance, applicants must meet these conditions:
The death must have occurred in the United States. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020.
The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.
For fastest service after you have called to apply, submit documentation online through Disasterassistance.gov, or by fax 855-261-3452. Documents may also be mailed to: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance P.O. Box 10001 Hyattsville, MD 20782.
Applicants can also visit FEMA.gov/funeral-assistance/faq Information is provided in several languages both by telephone and the website.
April 12, 2021 ===Severe Thunderstorms possible over Central Texas. Elevated Fire Weather conditions for the Southwest and Central Plains
OR Major Disaster Declaration Request: Public Assistance for 6 counties and 2 tribes for Severe Winter Storm from Feb 11 to Feb 15.
U.S. COVID-19 totals:
o Confirmed Cases: 30,965,577 (+473,243) 1.5% increase in cases
o Confirmed Deaths: 558,843 (+5,162) 0.9%
It appears that there is a slight decline in the death rate that may be due to new or better care. Not withstanding, we see an increase in cases which probably will be followed by an increase in deaths in the next two or three weeks.
April 11, 2021 --- Enhanced possibility of Severe Thunderstorms over the central Florida Peninsula. Elevated Fire Weather conditions for the Southwest to Southern Plains and for the Central Great Basin and Central Plains.
Severe Weather yesterday caused at least two deaths and eight injuries in LA ans AL.
April 10 2021 ---Severe thunderstorms possible and Excessive rain and flash flooding possible in the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast. Critical Fire Weather for NM/
OR has requested a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for 6 counties + 2 tribes as a result of Severe Winter Storm between Feb 11 – 15
April 9, 2021 ---Severe weather for the Southern Plains to Southeast. Heavy rain and flash flooding in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Critical Fire Weather for the Southern Rockies to Southern Plains.
Moderate risk of severe weather for LA, AR, and MS. Enhanced risk for parts of: OK, TX, AR, LA, MS and AL.
Major Disaster Declaration Request for KY: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides from Feb 26 – Mar 14 2021 Requesting Individual Assistance to 16 counties and Public Assistance for 32 counties.
Approved Major Disaster Declaration for WA: FEMA-4593-DR-WA Incident: Severe Winter Storms, . Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides: Incident Period: Dec 29, 2020 to Jan 16, 2021 Public Assistance for 16 counties
A Fire Management Assistance Grant has been issued for the Margo Fire – Arizona. Started yesterday in and around Dudleyville, Arizona (pop. 1,068), Threatening 400 homes and power lines. Twelve structures destroyed. Mandatory evacuations and Road closures in effect, including state Route 77.
April 8, 2021 ---Mixed Precipitation for the Northwest to Northern Plains. Elevated Fire Weather for TX, NM, AZ, UT, and CO.
April 7, 2021 --- Severe Weather Possible for the Middle/Lower Mississippi Valley. Critical Fire Weather for the Southern Rockies.
April 6, 2021 ---Severe Thunderstorms possible over the Central Plains. Critical Fire Weather for the Southwest and Southern Plains.
April 5, 2021 ---Severe Thunderstorms possible in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Critical Fire Weather for parts of Arizona.
▪ U.S. COVID-19 totals:
o Confirmed Cases: 30,492,334 (+453,971) 1.5% increase in number of cases
o Confirmed Deaths: 553,681 (+7,537) 1.4 % increase in deaths The rate of increase in cases is down, but still above previous levels. The rate of increase in deaths is up about 0.016% over last weeks rate.
April 4, 2021--- Elevated fire weather for the Northern and Central Plains and Red Flag Warnings for the Northern Plains and Central Great Basin.
In the old days there were no police. People protected each other. The internet pathways are not being policed by governments. Individuals commit crimes by means of these pathways and only rarely is action taken to stop them. For years, we at the disaster center have been sending complaints to internet providers, about wrongdoers using their services to host the sites through which they commit crime. Every spam contains in it the pathway from which the message came. Some spammers send messages that contain an internet address to reply to their message. It is a simple process to identify the host by means of a “domain name whois lookup.” When you look up a domain name you will find contact information. If the domain is hosted on a provider’s servers, it’s easy to forward the spam to the provider. If enough people contact these providers the spammer’s services will be canceled. If 0.001 % of internet users started to forward the spam, they receive to the hosts providers, I believe that we could prevent hundreds of thousands of people being victimized and billions of dollars from being defrauded. This is not about taking matters in our own hands. It’s about reminding the providers that they have a duty to ensure that their businesses are not being used to facilitate crimes.
April 3, 2021 ---Elevated fire weather for the Northern and Central Plains. Red Flag Warnings for the Northern Plains and Northeast.
TN is seeking a Major Disaster Declaration for 13 counties requesting Public Assistance Severe Winter Storm from Feb 10–19, 2021
April 2, 2021 ---Elevated fire weather for the Northern, Central, and Southern Plains. Red Flag Warnings for the Northern and Central Plains. With the evacuations lifted, the Schroeder fire is almost completely contained.
April 1, 2021 --- Critical Fire Weather for the Northern and Southern Plains. Mixed Precipitation from the Tennessee Valley to Northeast.
NJ requests a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for six counties as a result of a : Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Jan 31–Feb 2.
KY was approved Major Disaster Declaration for Severe Winter Storms, Landslides, and Mudslides between Feb 8th-19th for Public Assistance for 44 counties.
March 31, 2021 ---Severe Weather possible from the Southeast to Mid-Atlantic. Heavy Rain with Flash Flooding possible for the Southeast to Tennessee Valley. Heavy Snow possible in parts of New York.
The Schroeder Fire: FMAG 5384-FM-SD, has burnt over 2,100 acres, forced the evacuation of 500 people and threatens 300 homes and there have been two injuries as a result of the fire.
March 30, 2021 ---Critical Fire Weather for the Plains and Southwest. Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding for parts of the Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys
56 COVID-19 Amendments were issued yesterday that Added Funeral Assistance to existing Covid-19 declarations. Individuals who lost loved ones may be able to recover all or some of the funeral costs. For information Call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY) or apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov
March 29, 2021 ---Critical fire weather for the Northern/Central/Southern Plains.
Flooding taking place in Tennessee.
Covid -19 Weekly report
Confirmed Cases: 30,038,363 (+875,346) 2.9% rate of increase.
Confirmed Deaths: 546,144 (+7,106) 1.3% rate of increase.
The difference between the rate of increase of cases to deaths implies a great increase in the number of cases reported.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, who requested a Covid-19 declaration May 15, 2020, were approved yesterday.
March 28, 2021 ---Severe thunderstorms from Southeast to Tennessee Valley, Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic. Heavy rain and flash flooding for parts of the Tennessee Valley and Southern Appalachians. Critical fire weather for the Northern Plains. Heavy snow possible in the Northern Intermountain area.
Yesterday, there were preliminary reports of 15 tornadoes, 70 wind, and 94 hail reports from the Southern Plains to the Lower Mississippi/Tennessee Valleys and Mid-Atlantic areas. There were reports of evacuations and mud slides, water rescues, and washed away roads and bridges in Tennessee. Today there is an Enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms in VA and NC
March 27, 2021 ---Severe Thunderstorms possible from Mississippi to the Tennessee Valleys.
March 26, 2021 --- Mixed Precipitation for the Rockies, Mississippi Valley to the Eastern U.S. Critical Fire weather for New Mexico and Texas.
Fatalities from yeaterday's event are reprted as: AL: 5 & MS: 1; numerous injuries reported across the impacted areas
March 25, 2021 --- High Risk for Severe Weather for the Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys, Severe thunderstorms possible over the Southern Plains to Middle Mississippi and Ohio valleys and Southeast. Heavy rain and flash flooding possible in the Middle Mississippi Valley; and Tennessee Valley to Southern Appalachians. Freezing rain possible near the Great Lakes.
March 24, 2021 --- Severe thunderstorms possible over the Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley. Heavy rain and flash flooding possible for the Lower Mississippi Valley. Freezing rain possible near the Great Lakes. Heavy snow possible in the Southern Rockies .Very severe weather forecast for Thursday over northeast Louisiana, east Arkansas, southwest Tennessee, Mississippi, and central, western, and northern Alabama. FEMA announced this morning that it has adjusted cost share rate for a large number of declared disasters.
March 23, 2021 --- Critical fire weather from the Southwest to Southern Plains. Heavy snow possible in the Southern/Central Rockies. Heavy rain and flash flooding possible from the Lower Mississippi Valley to Southeast.
March 22, 2021 --- Severe Thunderstorms Possible over the Southern Plains. Critical Fire Weather for the Southwest to Southern Plains.
Kentucky has requested a Major Disaster Declaration for: Severe Winter Storms, Landslides, and Mudslides from: Feb 8 to 19, 2021 Public Assistance for 44 counties.
o Confirmed Cases: 29,613,017 (+383,855) 1.3 % increase
o Confirmed Deaths: 539,038 (+7,272) 1.3% increase.
March 21, 20211 --- Mixed Precipitation / Snow from the Northwest to the Central Rockies. Heavy Snow for the Central Rockies. Critical Fire Weather over New Mexico. First day of Spring.
March 20, 20211 --- Mixed precipitation for Western U.S., Central Great Basin, and Northern Plains. Request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Kentucky fort: Severe Winter Storms, Landslides, and Mudslides from Feb 8 to 19, 2021 for Public Assistance for 44 counties
March 19, 20211 --- Rain/mixed precipitation for the East Coast & Northwestern States.
March 18, 2021 --- Severe thunderstorms possible from the Ohio Valley to Southeast and through the Mid-Atlantic States. For yesterday, there were preliminary reports of 24 tornado touchdowns, 78 wind, and 43 hail reports for March 17, across MS, AL, LA, and MO. There is a moderate risk today for a few possibly strong (EF2+) tornadoes, hail and high winds across portions of the coastal Carolinas.
March 17, 2021--- The treat level over eastern Arkansas, north east Louisiana, far southwest Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama is high and in the core of this area very high. Tomorrow the severe weather area shifts to central to eastern Georgia, South Carolina, and central to eastern North Carolina.
Severe thunderstorms possible over the Southern Plains to Middle Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys and Southeast. Heavy rain and flash flooding possible from the Central Plains to Middle/Lower Mississippi Valleys, Ohio Valley, and Southeast. Critical Fire Weather for the Southern Plains States. Freezing rain possible around the Great Lakes.
March 16, 2021--- Critical fire weather for the Southwest and Southern Plains. Severe thunderstorms possible over parts of the Southern/Central Plains. Freezing rain possible for the Middle Mississippi Valley; Great Lakes to Central Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic States. Heavy rain and flash flooding possible for the Lower Mississippi Valley to Southeast.
March 15, 2021 --- Mixed Precipitation for parts of the Western U.S., Central/Northern Plains to Mid-Atlantic States. Freezing Rain Possible for parts of the Middle/Upper Mississippi & Ohio valleys, Great Lakes. Rain and Thunderstorms over the Southeast, Tennessee/Ohio valley. Localized Heavy Rain Possible for the Hawaiian Islands.
U.S. COVID-19 totals:
o Confirmed Cases: 29,229,162 (+457,413) increase of 1.5%
o Confirmed Deaths: 531,766 (+8,793) increase of 1.6% The similarity in numbers means the decline in the number of cases has flattened out.
The Disaster Center is pleased to be able to provide a copies of Earthquake Safety at Home
To learn more about this book go to our Earthquake Safety at Home page.
March 14, 2021 --- Heavy snow & blizzard conditions for the High Plains. Severe thunderstorms/heavy rain over parts of the Mississippi Valley. Critical fire weather for the Southern Plains.
March 13, 2021 --- Heavy snow and blizzard conditions for parts of the Northern/Central Plains to Southern/Central Rockies. Severe thunderstorms possible for parts of the Southern/Central Plains. Heavy rain and flash flooding possible for areas in the Central Plains. Critical fire weather for the Southern Plains.
The State of Washington has made a request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for 16 counties due to Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides from Dec 29, 2020 through Jan 16 , 2021.
March 12, 2021 --- Severe Thunderstorms possible for the Southern Plains. Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding possible for Hawaii; the Southern/Central Plains to Middle Mississippi Valley. Critical Fire Weather for New Mexico.
March 11, 2021 --- Critical Fire Weather for New Mexico. Mixed precipitation for parts of California to the Rockies. Rain and Thunderstorms from the Southern Plains to the Northeast. Although rain and flooding continue, conditions are improving throughout the Hawaiian Islands. One-Year Anniversary of WHO’s Official Declaration of COVID-19 Pandemic.
March 10, 2021 --- Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding for HI. Severe Weather possible for the Central Plains. Critical Fire Weather for parts of AZ, NM, TX, OK, KS, and CO. Wintry Mix for parts of the Western states to Upper Midwest states.
Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana – FEMA DR4590LA for Severe Winter Storms from Feb 11-19, 2021, Public Assistance: Statewide – Individual Assistance: 23 parishes
March 9, 2021 --- Heavy Rain for parts of CA. Mixed precipitation for the Northwest and Northeast. Critical Fire Weather over TX, NM, CO, KS, and OK. Flash Flooding taking place on Maui, HI. M4.8 Earthquake for PR.
March 8, 2021 --- Mixed precipitation for the Northwest and Northeast. COVID-19 totals:
o Confirmed Cases: 28,771,749 (+416,329) 1.4 % increase new cases / old cases
o Confirmed Deaths: 522,973 (+12,196) 2.3 % new deaths / old deaths. The decline is significant. On February 22nd, we reported a rate of 1.7% cases and 7.7% deaths.
March 7, 2021 --- Elevated Fire Weather and Red Flag Warnings for the Central/Southern Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley.
March 6, 2021 --- Elevated fire weather & red flag warnings for the Central and Northern Plains.
March 5, 2021 --- Heavy snow for Northern California & Southern Oregon.
FEMA -- Major Disaster approved for North Carolina FEMA- DR-4588-NC for damages sustained from Tropical Storm Eta on November 12-15, 19 Counties: for Public Assistance only.
FEMA -- Major Disaster approved for Idaho FEMA-4589-DR-ID for damages sustained from Straight-line Winds on January 13, 2021, 4 Counties: for Public Assistance only.
March 4, 2021 --- Mixed Precipitation for the Southwest, Central Great Basin, and Central/Southern Rockies. Critical Fire WX for TX and NM. Flooding continues in KY and WV.
March 3, 2021 --- Flood Warnings for parts of the Appalachians. Rain/Thunderstorms for the Southeast. Elevated Fire Weather for the Southwest. Flooding taking place in KY and WV.
March 2, 2021 --- Flash Flood Warnings are in effect for parts of KY and WV. Freezing Rain Possible for portions of the Southern Appalachians. Wind Chill Warnings/Advisories are in effect for parts of the Northeast.
March 1, 2021 --- Heavy rain & flash flooding for Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley. Flash Flood Watches/Warnings for the Lower Mississippi Valley to Central Appalachians.
NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New and Other Structures - Sept. 2020
August 4, 2020 --- National Rankings for Covid Cases per confirmed Cases, for Confirmed cases per thousand, and for Deaths per thousand.
The Disaster Center Covid-19 Chronicle -- The Disaster Center Covid-19 Diary -- John Hopkins Covid -19 Map -- WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard -- CDC Covid-19 Communication Toolkit -- For Migrants, Refugees, and Other Limited-English-Proficient Populations -- FEMA's Situation Report -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2021 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2020 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2019 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2018 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2017 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2016 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2015 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2014 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2013
We've upgraded and added to our Crime Reports pages. The new pages integrate crime and imprisonment by year and States.
Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator -- FEMA App. Download it for free from the App Store or GooglePlay.-- If you are located in the area of a declared Major Disaster you can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362. Operators are multilingual and calls are answered seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT.
People affected by conflict: Humanitarian needs in numbers - 2013 (PDF) Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) – CRED (2013)
FEMA fraud hotline at 800-323-8603 or email DHSOIGHOTLINE@DHS.GOV. This can include information on contractors, inspectors, disaster survivors or anyone posing as any of these. Complaints also can be made via the FEMA disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) or with state or local law enforcement officials or consumer agencies.
We've been working on updating the State disaster pages. Here they are, a work in progress:
Alabama -- Alaska -- Arizona -- Arkansas -- California -- Colorado -- Connecticut -- Delaware -- Florida -- Georgia -- Hawaii -- Idaho -- Illinois -- Indiana -- Iowa -- Kansas -- Kentucky -- Louisiana -- Maine -- Maryland -- Massachusetts -- Michigan -- Minnesota -- Mississippi -- Missouri -- Montana -- Nebraska -- Nevada -- New Hampshire -- New Jersey -- New Mexico -- New York -- North Carolina -- North Dakota -- Ohio -- Oklahoma -- Oregon -- Pennsylvania -- Rhode Island -- South Carolina -- South Dakota -- Tennessee -- Texas -- Utah -- Vermont -- Virginia -- Washington -- West Virginia -- Wisconsin -- Wyoming
If you have any suggestions about how it can be improved, please send an email to email@example.com
Ready Rating: A FREE Service from the American Red Cross
The Red Cross, Salvation Army and other volunteer organizations move resources into position so as to be able to respond to disasters. Please consider a donation to the Red Cross You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or call 1-800 RED CROSS
There are several ways you can donate to the Salvation Army . By phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY By text: Text “GIVE” to 80888. Also, consider volunteering or donating with Disaster Relief Agencies and Nongovernment Organizations.
Red Cross -- After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.
FBI's "Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes"
If you want to suggest a link, please post to firstname.lastname@example.org
The people affected will not lack clothing for long and more will be donated than will ever be used. It will end up in the local landfill, because there is no place to store it. If you are going to collect clothing have a garage sale with the proceeds going to the victims. Be responsible, if you collect money get proof that it was donated and make evidence available to those who gave. Consider volunteering or donating with Disaster Relief Agencies and Nongovernment Organizations.
WHO's CRED is reporting that in 2010 a total of 385 natural disasters killed more than 297,000 people worldwide, affected over 217.0 million others and caused US$ 123.9 billion of economic damages. Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2010: (PDF 4.2 MB) The Numbers and Trends. Brussels: CRED; 2011-Guha-Sapir D, Vos F, Below R, with Ponserre S.
The Disaster Center supports the UN's International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. "One million safe schools and hospitals campaign" [PDF 3.28 MB] guidance note [PDF 2.04 MB]
Schools and hospitals are a great place to start building a world wide disaster mitigation movement.
The Disaster Center hosts a Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages
The CDC has recently come out with its Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse Guide and announced a forthcoming video contest. The idea that all these efforts are concerned with is that you and your family be prepared for disasters. In our estimation the most important disaster readiness tool is a common contact person outside of the disaster area. Someone who, if conditions are so bad that household members can't go home, that you might move in with. After disasters most people do not stay in shelters. They are sheltered by relatives and friends. So what we are saying is that the greatest tool after a disaster is a friend; get one; be one.
The Red Cross has created a teaching guide -- Children in disasters- Games and guidelines to engage youth in risk reduction
A new National Science Foundation study has found that: Drought may threaten much of globe within decades - NSF
A study released by researchers at Iowa State University calculated costs of five major crimes, and found that each murder generated societal costs of $17.25 millionStates: 10 Leading Causes of Death
Vital Records: Locate your States' sources for Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records
National Radar Mosaic Sectors
CBS News: Is Extreme Weather a Result of Global Warming?
NASA Earth Observery Image of the Day: Arctic Oscillation Chills North America, Warms Arctic
The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) has replaced the color codes of the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). The new alert system is currently active, active alerts are also available on Twitter and Facebook
Established 14 years ago, the Disaster Center site has gone through a number of evolutions. A big part of this work has provided coverage for disasters affecting the United States. Big stories were Hurricane Dennis, Rita, Katrina, Wilma, Floyd, Mitch, Bret and many others. One of the most linked to areas on the web site has been our graphics. The most popular of these Hurricane Floyd as it approached the US coast. Current and Historic Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
Our work of mitigating disasters involves the preparation for them, responding to them, and recovering from them. In an ideal world we would be working on ways to mitigate risk
SBA Disaster Recovery Loans 1-800-659-2955 -- SBA makes loans to home owners and business after Major disasters
HUD may provide disaster recovery assistance.
WHO -- Disease Outbreak News UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal
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Here are some tips you can use to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud:
If you have received a suspicious e-mail, file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center: www.ic3.gov.
For more information on e-scams, visit the FBI’s E-Scams and Warnings webpage: www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams