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Science: Earth_Sciences: Natural_Disasters_and_Hazards

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American Experience: Fatal Flood
Companion site to the PBS documentary about the 1927 flooding of the Mississippi River. Includes timeline, maps, profiles of people and events, teacher's guide, and info about the film.

CBS News Disaster Links
Information about a variety of manmade and natural disaster-related websites. Quick reference and access to realtime data.

Cyclone of 1896 St. Louis, Missouri
Photographic views of damage caused by cyclone of May 27, 1896.

Disaster Research Center
Online publications, data, bibliographies, and other information relevant to the sociology of disasters.

FEMA: United States Earthquakes
Maps and statistics from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Forces of Nature
Educational information about natural phenomena and different natural disasters. Includes information about the causes of disasters as well as lists of the worst recorded type of each disaster.

Provides information on coastal natural hazards (such as hurricanes and shoreline erosion), hazard planning, and things that can be done to reduce personal and economic losses. From U.S. National Sea Grant College Program.

National Climatic Data Center
Severe weather records and natural disaster links.

Natural Disaster Management in India
Government Department of Agriculture and Cooperation information resource, including reports on recent and current disasters and information on management initiatives.

A Procedure to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Two Watch Warning Systems
Notes from this workshop on the effectiveness of heat related health watch systems.

ReliefWeb: Natural Disasters
Archived information, from 1981 to the present, about major natural disasters, including floods, droughts, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and cyclones, focussing on international humanitarian relief efforts. From the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Societal Aspects of Weather
Organization which measures the impact of weather on people.

Storm Events
Storm database with records of US storms and tornados by county.

Urban Survival Tools
Natural disaster information, probability, statistics links and other information. Also provides survival kits and other survival products

Why the US Is Becoming More Vulnerable to Natural Disasters
Despite increases in what we know about natural disasters and how to protect ourselves against them, population growth continues along the coasts, where loss of life and property from these disasters are greatest.

The WWW Virtual Library: Hazards and Risk
Natural and man-made disasters, preparedness, impacts, and mitigation.


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