USGS stopped producing its earthquake maps in format thatcan be easily incorporated on a web page. The effectis that it has made earthquake information more difficultto access and distribute.
June22, 2020 -- In 7 days the number of confirmed Covid-19cases worldwide should reach 10,000,000. In 8 daysthe number who have died from the virus should be around500,000.
TheDisaster Center Covid-19 Chronicle -- TheDisaster Center Covid-19 Diary -- John HopkinsCovid -19 Map -- WHOCoronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard -- CDCCovid-19 Communication Toolkit -- For Migrants,Refugees, and Other Limited-English-ProficientPopulations
FEMADaily Situation Report Archive 2020 -- FEMADailySituation Report Archive 2019 -- FEMADailySituation Report Archive 2018 -- FEMADailySituation Report Archive 2017 -- FEMADailySituation Report Archive 2016 -- FEMADailySituation Report Archive 2015 -- FEMADailySituation Report Archive 2014 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2013
We've upgraded and added to our CrimeReports pages. The new pages integrate crimeand imprisonment by year and States.
Coming soon: The Disaster Center BookStore
Peopleaffectedby conflict: Humanitarian needs in numbers - 2013(PDF) Centre for Research on theEpidemiology of Disasters (CRED) ? CRED (2013)
FEMA fraud hotline at 800-323-8603 or emailDHSOIGHOTLINE@DHS.GOV. This can include information oncontractors, inspectors, disaster survivors or anyoneposing as any of these. Complaints also can be made viathe FEMA disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY800-462-7585) or with state or local law enforcementofficials 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-- NewHampshire -- NewJersey -- NewMexico -- NewYork -- NorthCarolina -- NorthDakota -- Ohio-- Oklahoma-- Oregon-- Pennsylvania-- RhodeIsland -- SouthCarolina -- SouthDakota -- Tennessee-- Texas-- Utah-- Vermont-- Virginia-- Washington-- WestVirginia -- Wisconsin-- Wyoming
If you have any suggestions about how it can be improved,please send an email to email@example.com
Ready Rating: A FREEService from the American Red Cross
The Red Cross,Salvation Army and other volunteer organizations moveresources into position so as to be able to respond todisasters. Please consider a donation to the Red Cross You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10donation or call 1-800 RED CROSS
There are several ways you can donate to the SalvationArmy . By phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY Bytext: Text ?GIVE? to 80888. Also, considervolunteering or donating with DisasterRelief Agencies and Nongovernment Organizations.
Red Cross --After a disaster, letting your family and friends knowthat you are safe and well can bring your loved onesgreat peace of mind. Thiswebsiteis designed to help make that communication easier.
FBI's"Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent CharitableContribution Schemes"
If you want to suggest a link, please post firstname.lastname@example.org
The people affected will not lack clothing for long andmore will be donated than will ever be used. It willend up in the local landfill, because there is no place tostore it. If you are going to collect clothing havea garage sale with the proceeds going to thevictims. Be responsible, if you collect money getproof that it was donated and make evidence available tothose who gave. Consider volunteering or donatingwith DisasterRelief Agencies and Nongovernment Organizations.
WHO's CRED is reporting that in 2010 a total of 385natural disasters killed more than 297,000 peopleworldwide, affected over 217.0 million others and causedUS$ 123.9 billion of economic damages. AnnualDisasterStatistical Review 2010: (PDF 4.2 MB) The Numbers andTrends. Brussels: CRED; 2011-Guha-Sapir D, Vos F,Below R, with Ponserre S.
SaferProducts.gov:A New World for Consumers, Businesses, and Researchers-- This is a site that the US Chamber of Commerce wantsthe government to shut down. Take a Look...
The Disaster Centersupports the UN's International Strategy for DisasterReduction. "Onemillionsafe schools and hospitals campaign" [PDF3.28 MB] guidancenote [PDF 2.04 MB]
Schoolsandhospitals are a great place to start building a worldwide disaster mitigation movement.
The Disaster Centerhosts a TalkingAboutDisaster: Guide for Standard Messages
The CDC has recently come out with its Social Media:Preparedness 101: ZombieApocalypse Guide and announced a forthcomingvideo contest. The idea that all these effortsare concerned with is that you and your family beprepared for disasters. In our estimation themost important disaster readiness tool is a commoncontact person outside of the disaster area. Someone who, if conditions are so bad thathousehold members can't go home, that you might movein with. After disasters most people do not stayin shelters. They are sheltered by relatives andfriends. So what we are saying is that the greatesttool after a disaster is a friend; get one; be one.
The Red Cross has created a teaching guide -- Childrenindisasters- Games and guidelines to engage youthin risk reduction
A new National ScienceFoundation study has found that: Droughtmaythreaten much of globe within decades - NSF
Astudy released by researchers at Iowa StateUniversity calculated costs of five major crimes, andfound that each murder generated societal costs of$17.25 millionStates: 10LeadingCauses of Death
VitalRecords: Locate your States' sourcesforBirth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records
National Radar MosaicSectors
CBSNews:Is Extreme Weather a Result of Global Warming?
NASAEarthObservery Image of the Day: Arctic Oscillation ChillsNorth America, Warms Arctic
The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) hasreplaced the color codes of the HomelandSecurityAdvisory System (HSAS). The new alert system iscurrently active, active alerts are also available on Twitter and Facebook
Established 14 years ago, the Disaster Center sitehas gone through a number of evolutions. A big partof this work has provided coverage for disastersaffecting the United States. Big stories wereHurricane Dennis,Rita,Katrina,Wilma,Floyd,Mitch,Bretand many others. One of the most linked to areas onthe web site has been our graphics. The most popular ofthese HurricaneFloyd as it approached the US coast. CurrentandHistoric Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
Our work of mitigating disasters involvesthe preparation for them, responding to them, andrecovering from them. In an ideal world we would beworking on ways to mitigateriskand threat before disasters happen.
If you have any disaster reports or questions please posta message to the DisasterCenter Blog.
SBADisasterRecovery Loans 1-800-659-2955 --SBAmakes loans to home owners and business after Majordisasters
HUDmayprovide disaster recovery assistance.
WHO -- DiseaseOutbreak News UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal
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Here are some tips you can use to avoid becoming a victimof cyber fraud:
If you have received a suspicious e-mail, file a complaint withthe Internet Crime Complaint Center: www.ic3.gov.
For more information on e-scams, visit the FBI?s E-Scams andWarnings webpage: www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams