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Natural disasters -- United States

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FEMA for Kids

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) educates children about natural disasters and how kids can help prevent damage. The website features educational materials on the causes of catastrophes such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Visitors to the site can find out the natural disasters that affect each state in the United States. Students can read stories, play a variety of fun...
Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center

The Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center (NHRAIC) at the University of Colorado at Boulder works with researchers, individuals, and organizations to reduce the social and political damages caused by natural disasters. The website presents its many projects such as the Emergency Management Education Project and the Boulder Creek Flood Notebook, a system to quickly respond to...
Officials and aid groups begin to assess damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina

Striking an area west of New Orleans all the way east to Pensacola, Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc across the southeastern United States earlier this week. One meteorological aspect that reduced the relative effect of the storm was the fact that a bit of dry air from the Midwest weakened the hurricane before it reached land and pushed the storm slightly to the east. While the damage to the area...
National Library of of Medicine: Disaster Information Management Research Center

Based at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the core purpose of the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIRMC) is "to develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery." It's an ambitious mission, but this site provides ample material for public health experts, journalists, scholars, and the general public....
USGS: Mission Areas: Natural Hazards

As the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) notes, "Every year in the United States, natural hazards threaten lives and livelihoods and result in billions of dollars in damage. We work with many partners to monitor, assess, and conduct targeted research on a wide range of natural hazards so that policymakers and the public have the understanding they need to enhance preparedness, response, and...