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  • 2003 Northeast Blackout (8)
  • Alert Earth!
    Creating a grassroots alerting infrastructure for earthquakes, tsunamis, and other disasters by using the Internet, cell phones, and volunteers.
  • AlertNet
    Combines breaking stories from the Reuters news agency with communications services for relief organizations.
  • Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh and West Bengal@
  • BBC: Natural Disasters
    Features information on earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes and hurricanes, floods and storms, droughts, and more.
  • Bhopal Chemical Leak@
  • Billion Dollar U.S. Weather Disasters 1980-1999
    Comprehensive reports including data, images, and movies from the National Climatic Data Center.
  • Blackout History Project: 1977 Blackout
    Collection of personal accounts, articles, and documents about the 1977 power outage in New York City.
  • CBS News Disaster Links
    Collection of web sites addressing natural and man-made disasters.
  • Disaster Center
    Provides news and resources about a variety of catastrophes and response agencies.
  • Disaster News Network
    News and information about U.S. disaster response and volunteer opportunities.
  • Disaster Research Center
    Social science research devoted to the study of disasters. At The University of Delaware.
    Shop for disaster products by category or disaster. Also find information on natural disasters including earthquake, hurricane, tsunami, and solar storm.
  • DisasterHelp
    Homepage of the Disaster Management e-Government Initiative of U.S. government. Offers help resources and information to reduce the loss of life and property from various hazards including natural disasters and acts of terror.
    Exchange information on natural and manmade disasters, worldwide.
  • Dust Bowl@
  • Emergency Net News Service
    News of and related links to disasters and major emergency events, including infectious diseases, terrorism, and military actions.
  • FEMA: Hazards
    Find information about specific hazards and what to do to lessen the loss of life and property damage.
  • Forces of Nature
    In-depth feature from CBC News. Includes information on tornadoes, avalanches, earthquakes, and snow.
  • Disasters
    See how disasters affect the building industry, and stay abreast of preparation and recovery news. HGTVPro offers articles and video segments about hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, mudslides, earthquakes, and floods for homeowners and members of the construction industry.
  • International Charter Space and Major Disasters - Charte internationale Espace et catastrophes majeures
    Aims to provide a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or man-made disasters.
  • National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS)
    FEMA allows you to register yourself and family as displaced or to search for a person displaced by a disaster. The registry also allows you to report or search for a missing child.
  • National Science Foundation: Disasters
    Special report from the NSF on understanding, preparing for, and responding to both man-made and natural disasters. Includes links to research, latest news, and teacher resources.
  • Natural Disaster Reference Database
    Bibliographic database on research, programs, and results which relate to the use of satellite remote sensing for disaster mitigation.
  • Natural Hazards - Earth Observatory
    Images of natural hazards observed by NASA satellites.
  • Natural Hazards Center - University of Colorado, Boulder
    Clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to hazards and disasters.
  • Natural
    Provides information on all types of atmospheric and geologic hazards and links to hazard warning sources.
  • NATURE: Can Animals Predict Disaster?
    PBS show explores a variety of science-based explanations for unusual animal behavior observed prior to natural disasters.
  • NOAAWatch: NOAA's All-Hazard Monitor
    NOAAWatch provides public access to current information on a number of weather and environmental threats ranging from oil spills, to hurricanes and tsunamis, to space weather.
  • PBS: Savage Earth
    PBS series dealing with earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and other disasters.
  • Perfect Disaster [pick] [read review]
    Discovery Channel series about perfect disasters, storms that are larger, more dangerous, and more deadly than any before them. Episodes explore what would happen if amajor metropolis were hit with a super tornado, the effects of a solar storm, a typhoon, megaflood, fire storm, or ice storm.
  • Projectarcix
    Information portal on natural and synthetic disasters highlighting educator resources and terminology.
  • Safe and Well List - American Red Cross
    If you have been affected by a disaster, the American Red Cross Safe and Well Website provides a way for you to register yourself as "safe and well."
  • Severe Weather Awareness
    Covers tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, blizzards, and hurricanes. From the National Weather Service.
  • Texas City Disaster@
  • USGS Natural Hazards Gateway
    Designed to educate citizens, emergency managers, and lawmakers on seven natural hazards facing the U.S. -- earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, volcanoes, and wildfires -- and show how USGS science helps mitigate disasters and build resilient communities.
  • World Wide Help
    Group blog using the web to point help in the direction where it's most needed. Started by the founders of the SEA EAT (South East Asian Earthquake And Tsunami) blog, wiki, and database to aid in other relief efforts.

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