Disaster Web Sites
This is a partial list of Web sites that have disaster-related materials. A more complete list can be found on the FEMA Web site.
- Hurricane Strike
Hurricane Science and Safety For Students
'A+ Learning Galleries' is a place to learn and explore science and nature, from the microscopic to the cosmic. Each Learning Gallery contains a collection of images relating to one science or nature topic with text annotations. Great for students. Lots of information and links to other sites for further exploration. Ages: 6th grade to adult
- Alaska Public Seismic Network
Alaska Public Seismic Network - Alaska is dedicated to the promotion of awareness and information about earthquakes in general.
- Alaska Volcano Observatory
Covers status of volcanoes in Alaska plus volcanoes in the Northeast Asian area (which may affect Pacific air traffic).
- American Meteorological Society
The American Meteorological Society currently promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
Provides information on all Red Cross services, its chapters, health and safety services and disaster-specific preparedness information.
- American Red Cross/CNN/IBM
The website is a cooperative effort designed to help disaster victims and the disaster relief community worldwide by facilitating the exchange
of information on the Internet.
- Canadian Burn Survivors Association
This association was formed to provide information and help to burn survivors and their families.
- Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW)
CREW is a public-private coalition working to reduce the risk of Cascadia region earthquake hazards.
- Center for Earth Research and Information
U.S. Earthquake Consortium
A partnership of the federal government and seven states most affected
by an earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic zone: Arkansas, Illinois,
Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee
Stress and Natural Disasters: A Guide For Teachers
for National Service
When a disaster strikes, participants in this community-based program
provide assistance through local commuity partnerships or through the
American Red Cross or FEMA.
A research tool for mapping, measurement and analysis of major flood events using remote sensing.
- Department of Agriculture
Information on USDA programs, missions, agencies and programs, USDA's new and current information, a government information locator service, and a topical guide to Agriculture programs.
Information concerning the department's role in developing innovative
technologies, gathering and disseminating statistical data, measuring
economical growth, and predicting the weather.
Technical information as well as scientific and educational programs
for technology policy, and institutional leadership relative to achieving
efficiency in energy use.
The department is the primary agency responsible for civilian and military
transportation support when federal resources become involved in disaster
Data on and connections to disaster and disaster management topics.
Engineering Research Center, University of California at Berkeley
U.S. Geological survey and UC Berkeley service for earthquake reporting
Access to EPA documents describing environmental information, as well
as links to Information Locators that can be obtained from the EPA and
Observation For Identification of Natural Disasters News
on the World - Violent Planet Page
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
This extensive site by the primary federal agency tasked with responding
to and helping communities recover from disaster, provides information
on current disasters, preparedness and mitigation actions, training
opportunities, flood maps, a reference library and information for disaster
victims on filing for benefits and recovering from disasters.
This webpage is a resource of links for natural disasters.
From Within -- A nonprofit organization for Survivors of Trauma and Victimization
Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. They develop and disseminate educational material, including videotapes. They also maintain a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in a national network of peer support. Such material includes an article titled "School Disaster: Planning and Initial Interventions," and a video called "PTSD in Children: Move in the Rhythm of the Child."
Page of Volcano World
Topics include volcano parks, volcanoes of the world and current eruptions.
Site has a search engine.
Society of the United States
Provides information on how pet and animal owners should prepare for
CES Disaster Resources
Information on disaster preparedness and recovery for the state of Illinois
and the Internet community.
This newly redesigned site is one of the world's premier weather information
Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
This U.N.-sponsored decade is designed to alert the world about the
issue of natural disasters, and how their effects can be managed. This
web site has information about Internet conferences related to World
Disaster Reduction Day, October 8, 1997
Typhoon Warning Center, Guam
Provides information on typhoons for the western Pacific Ocean, the
Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Gulf.
Institute of Technology - U.S. Weather Map
A map of current weather conditions across the United States.
of Disaster Curriculum
K-8 curriculum of disaster safety.
Drought Mitigation Center
Drought data, planning, and history
Emergency Management Association
Association is a unique partnership among state directors of emergency
Interagency Fire Center
Support center for all wildfire information and technology, including
fire weather data
Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
Describing, monitoring, and predicting changes in the Earth's environment
in order to ensure and enhance sustainable economic opportunities.
Severe Storms Laboratory
Weather Service Homepage
Links to all National Weather Services Offices and River Forecast Centers,
as well as disaster survey reports, national hazard statistics and information
on significant weather events. Also includes tsunami warnings and publications.
Hazards Center at the University of Colorado
The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado is a national
and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and
human adjustments to hazards and disasters.
- Nuclear Regulatory
The commission offers nuclear industry information.
Provides administrative, policy, and technical guidance for hydrological
Guide to Meteorology
A collection of multimedia instructional modules that introduce and
explain fundamental concepts in meteorology.
Fire and Emergency Services Kids Stuff
A site just for kids.
An initiative designed to help individuals and communities incorporate
sustainable principles and technologies into their plans when they recover
from a flood, earthquake, or other disaster. Sponsored by the US Department
of Energy, Operation Fresh Start is a gateway to information from a
variety of federal agencies that deal with disaster recovery.
- Risk Watch
for Public Safety Education
Games and image resources for education of public safety.
Louis Earthquake Research and Information
San Francisco Bay Area Governments' Earthquake Hazard Maps
Provides answers to frequently asked questions about the report and
maps, helps view earthquake hazard maps by city and by scenario.
Mateo Operational Area Office of Emergency Services
This website was created to allow San Mateo (California) County residents
to be better prepared in the event of a disaster.
- Small Business
The U.S. Small Business Administration serves as the federal disaster
bank in the wake of disasters, offering Home Disaster loans, Business
Physical disaster loans, and Economic Injury Disaster loans.
Convective watches, severe local storm information and achieved data
Current disaster related topics in the news, preparedness information,
special feature on lightning, multi-media illustration and interactive
games covering natural disaster topics.
for Adults Talking and Thinking with Children About the Terrorist Attacks:
for Educators Meeting the Needs of Students
"Surfing the Net with Kids" ferrets out the best of the online
world for kids, parents and teachers.
A comprehensive site about tornados supported in part by the National
Everything you could want to know about tornados, including activities
and free stuff
The latest analysis, forecast, and warning information for Atlantic
and eastern North Pacific cyclones.
States Army Corps of Engineers
During disaster response and recovery, the Corps of Engineers conducts
power generation, provides ice and portable water, emergency repair
to buildings, conducts damage assessments, levee repairs and provides
sandbags and debris clearance.
- United States Fire Administration
- United States
Site provides access to USGS fact sheets, general information and contacts,
public issues, education, grant information, and Internet resources.
Site also has links for information on floods, earthquakes, volcanoes,
and other disasters.
David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory
The observatory, part of the United States Geological Survey helps people
to live safely with volcanoes and other natural hazards including earthquakes,
landslides, and debris flows.
of Washington Geophysics Program
Seismology and earthquake maps and research
TODAY: Weather Front Page
Disaster Assistance Program
This program is designed to assist foreign governments to mitigate the
effects of volcanic unrest and volcanic eruption.
- The Weather
The Weather Channel broadcasts local forecasts for more than 4000 National
Weather Service zones across the country. The network also offers forecasts
targeted to viewers with specific weather needs including pilots, business
travelers, skiers, gardeners, sailors and cross country drivers.
Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Provides tsunami information for the United States and Alaska.
National Weather Service Office
Kids' Weather Page from the State College, PA National Weather Service
San Francisco Exploratorium's new site to mark the tenth anniversary
of the Loma Prieta earthquake.
the Fire Dog Celebrates First Anniversary
Sparky the official mascot of the nonprofit National Fire Protection
Agency (NFPA), made his Internet debut in September 1998 as host of
an interactive website designed to teach kids and their families about
Note to Teachers: If there
are disaster-related sites that you have found to be helpful, please let
us know and we will add them to this list.