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Building and Fire Research Portal - NIST building researchers help test and standardize new building materials, techniques, technologies, and designs, while the Institute's fire researchers work on the means to save lives and reduce property losses by testing and standardizing new materials, techniques, technologies, and designs related to fire. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)]

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CDC Tsunamis - This page provides information about public health issues related to Tsunamis [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]

CI-FLOW: Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning Project - A multi-agency project for coastal and inland flood observation and warning in the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse river basins of North Carolina [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

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Disaster and Failure Studies - NIST studies disaster and failure events because it is essential to improving the performance of buildings and infrastructure, the safety of building occupants, and the associated evacuation and emergency response procedures. These NIST studies also help assess the adequacy of codes, standards, and practices, and the state-of-knowledge in these areas. In addition, the results help minimize future risk and increase safety. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

DisasterAssistance.gov - Information about disaster and local resources, help tips for disaster preparedness [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

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Earth Day: Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide - Finding guide from the Library of Congress, Science Reference Section [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Earthquake Activity - World Data Center for Seismology. [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

Earthquake Hazards Program - Information on worldwide earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction with links to new reports, products, and services, educational resources for teachers, glossary, and current U.S. earthquake activity map. [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

Earth’s Water Cycle in a Changing Climate - Webcast of a presentation at the Library of Congress by Peter Hildebrand, chief of the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), Science, Technology and Business Division]

Enviro-Health Links - Hurricanes: Links to Information about Preparedness, Recovery, and Environmental Health - Links to federal government and state agency web resources on hurricanes, including toxicology and environmental health information. [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Inst. of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM)]

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FEMA Information Resource Library - A searchable web-based collection of all publicly accessible FEMA information resources, including: CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio tapes, disability resources, posters and display items, brochures, publications, guidance and policy papers, program regulations and guidelines, forms, slide presentations, and some documents [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

FEMA: Maps - Offers disaster information and map services covering Floods, Hurricanes, and Natural Disasters. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

FEMA: Photo Library - The FEMA on line Photo Library contains more than 16,500 disaster related photographs made since 1989. The collection is composed almost entirely of declared disasters and FEMA public events. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) NET Data Portal - The USGS FEWS NET Data Portal provides access to geo-spatial data, satellite image products, and derived data products in support of FEWS NET monitoring needs throughout the world. [U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Early Warning and Environmental Monitoring Program]

Finding Hot Towers in Hurricanes - Webcast - by NASA's Owen Kelley speaks at the Library of Congress about the association of hot towers (towering thunderclouds) and hurricane intensification. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

FloodSmart.gov - Official site for the National Flood Insurance Program. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

Floods - Ready America, educating and empowering Americans to prepare for floods and other natural disasters. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

Floods Monitor - NOAAWatch - NOAAWatch monitors floods and presents flood emergency alerts [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

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Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) - A NASA Earth science field experiment conducted to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

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Hazards Literature Database (HazLit) - Search an extensive database of social science literature focusing on how society prepares for, responds to, recovers from, and mitigates natural disasters [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Colorado]

Health Risks of Atomic Bomb Exposure - Webcast of a presentation by Human geneticist William Jack Schull, outlining the health effects of exposure to atomic bomb radiation. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Hurrican Recovery: USA.gov - Information to help recovery efforts after a hurricane or other natural disaster [Ad Hoc Organizations, USA.gov]

Hurricanes - Ready.gov - Information on the risk and proper preparation for hurricanes in order to protect yourself, your family and community. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

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Landslides Hazards Program - Information, research, response to emergencies and disasters, scientific reports and other products for a broadly based user community including geologists and engineers in government, academia and private practice, planners and decision makers from governmental entities at all levels, and the general public. [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Landslides Hazards Program]

Latest Earthquake Activity: Last 7 Days - Lists and maps of the latest earthquakes around the globe [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Earthquake Hazards Program]

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Mapping Water Use from Space - Webcast - Webcast of a talk at the Library of Congress. Martha Anderson, PhD., talks about using images from the Landsat satellite program to monitor water use and drought on U.S. farms. It is used to measure evapotranspiration, the total amount of water used in the process of growing crops. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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NIST Contributions to 2005 Hurricane Damage Study - A webpage describing NIST contributions to a multiagency study of damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Jarrell Tornado Investigation - A webpage describing the NIST investigation of the May 27, 1997, tornadoes in Jarrell, Texas, that led to the creation of the Enhanced Fujita scale for measuring tornado strength. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Joplin Tornado Investigation - A webpage describing the NIST investigation of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Kobe Earthquake Study - A webpage describing the NIST study of the structural damage from the January 17,1995, Kobe, Japan, earthquake. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Loma Prieta Earthquake Study - A webpage describing the NIST study of the structural damage from the October 17, 1989, Loma Prieta, Calif., earthquake. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Mexico City Earthquake Study - A webpage describing the NIST study of the structural damage from the September 19, 1985, Mexico City earthquake. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Northridge Earthquake Study - A webpage describing the NIST study of the structural damage from the January 17,1994, Northridge, Calif., earthquake. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Wildland Fire Research Activities - A webpage with links to NIST research activities focused on mitigating the impacts of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) wildfires. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NOAA Center for Tsunami Research - Research and development in support of improved measurement, models, and methods to predict tsunamis [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

NOAA Unmanned Aircraft System - This site provides information about measures that effect the world that can only be discovered via unmanned aircrafts. The system established test bed research and operations for climate change, hurricanes, Pacific storms, fisheries enforcement, and protection of marine sanctuaries and endangered species. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

NWS Hurricane Awareness - Guides, Brochures, Assessments, Warnings and Forecast from the National Weather Service to bring awareness about hurricane disasters [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) - This webpage describes the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) whose four member agancies -- NIST, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the US Geological Survey (USGS) -- work in close coordination to improve the nation's understanding of earthquake hazards and to mitigate their effects [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

Natural Disasters: A Guide to Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide - A finding guide from the Library of Congress, Science Reference Services [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center - A national and international clearinghouse that provides information on natural hazards and human adjustments to these risks [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Colorado]

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Observing the Living Oceans from Space. Webcast - A Webcast of a presentation by Gene Feldman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Peering Into the Storm: NASA's Exploration of Hurricanes - Webcast of a presentation at the Library of Congress by Dr. Scott A. Braun, research meteorologist, at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Projects in Afghanistan - Describes the U.S. Geological Survey's research in Afghanistan including information on oil and natural gas resources, minerals, water, and geological hazards. [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

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Science and Technology Snapshots - The e-newsletter of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate, S&T Snapshots, features stories about current research projects and opportunities with laboratories, universities, government agencies, and the private sector. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate]

StormReady! - StormReady helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property–before and during the event. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service]

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The National Flood Insurance Program - Federally backed flood insurance available to homeowners, renters, and business owners in more than 22,000 communities across the Nation. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

The Online Tornado FAQ - Quick-reference summary of tornado knowledge, which will link you to more detailed information if you desired [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Storm Prediction Center]

Thunderstorms and Lightning - Facts about thunderstorms and lighting including ways to protect yourself during these types of disasters [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

Topics: Natural Disasters - Historical documents related to natural disasters provided through NARA's Archival Research Catalog [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Tornadoes - Ready.gov - What to do before, during, and after a tornadoe [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

Tsunami - Facts about Tsunamis [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Earthquake Hazards Program]

TsunamiReady Information from NWS - TsunamiReady Program, developed by the National Weather Service, is designed to help cities, towns, counties, universities and other large sites in coastal areas reduce the potential for disastrous tsunami-related consequences. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)]

Tsunamis - Includes scientific information about tsunamis and tsunami events. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

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VORTEX2 - Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2 - A field experiment to study tornadoes from all angles [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

Volcanoes –Near, Far and Really Far Away. Webcast - A Webcast of a presentation given by Ashley Davies, Asteroids, Comets and Satellites Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Winter Weather - Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions. By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and by observing safety precautions during times of extremely cold weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems. [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]