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Emergency management -- United States

View Resource Disaster Recovery Assistance

As one might imagine, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Disaster Recovery Assistance office works closely with other federal agencies, such as the Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. On their homepage, visitors can learn about their programs in various states, or they may wish to start by viewing some of their latest press releases....
View Resource Public Health Preparedness and Response to Chemical and Radiological Incidents: Functions, Practices, and Areas for Future Work

This 66 page report released in August 2009 looks into the world of public health emergency preparedness, and for those persons who work in the fields of emergency response policy, public health, or security studies, this work will be most timely. Authored by five researchers at the RAND Corporation this technical report looks into "the roles of the public health service in emergency preparedness...
View Resource USGS Emergency Management

Most people are familiar with the work of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as it relates to describing and analyzing everything from tectonic activity to mineral deposits around the United States. People may be less familiar with their work as it relates to emergency management. This website provides information about their work to support the National Response Framework emergency...
View Resource Coastal Flood Risks

This informative subset of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website offers a profusion of material on coastal flood risks in the continental United States. The various maps, charts, and articles may be scouted by interest group (Homeowners, Community Officials, Industry Professionals, etc.) or by geographic region (Atlantic, Pacific, Great Lakes, and Gulf of Mexico. In addition,...