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US Information

http://www.globalcomputing.com/states.html. A map interface site of all state websites.
http://www.50states.com/ Facts on all fifty states.
http://www.fedstats.gov/index20.html A searchable database of all of the US statistical agencies.
http://fedgate.org/ A clearinghouse on US government information, including links to branches, agencies, organizations, and general information.

Disaster Information

http://www.thc.state.tx.us/dsastr3.html Texas Historical Commission Disaster Recovery Assistance. Features: links to assistance organizations, publications, a bibliography, and helpful suggestions for disaster recovery.
http://www.meteor.wisc.edu/~hopkins/aos100/nat-haz.htm The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences University of Wisconsin-Madison provides numerous links to natural hazards web sites.
http://www.csa1.co.uk/hottopics/ndht/home.html Natural Disasters: Prepare, Mitigate, Manage. Hot Topics Series.
http://ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/ndrd/disaster/links/ Disaster!Finder A search service provided by the NASA Solid Earth and Natural Hazards Program
http://cindi.usgs.gov/ Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information, with resources on Droughts, Earthquakes, Floods, Hurricanes & Coastal Storms, Landslides, Volcanoes, Wildfires, and more.
http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/ The Natural Hazards Center, located at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA, is a national and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to hazards and disasters. Includes: Natural Hazards Center Online Library Database, Periodicals of the Natural Hazards Center, lists and indices of disaster information compiled by the Center, and A Reassessment Of Natural Hazards In The United States: A Bibliography. This bibliography is a collection of citations to the academic literature supporting the summary volume of the Second National Assessment of Research on Natural Hazards. The Second Assessment was a multi-year project sponsored by the National Science Foundation with supporting contributions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfirs/nfirs_fire_loss.cfm National Fire Data Center NFIRS fire loss profiles. This page allows you to generate national and state fire loss reports based on NFIRS data.
http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/it/studentwork/disindex.htm Disaster resource with links reviewed by students in the Madison, WI, Metropolitan School District.

Weather, Climate, and Environmental Links

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/ National Severe Storms Laboratory The National Severe Storms Laboratory is one of NOAA's internationally known Environmental Research Laboratories, leading the way in investigations of all aspects of severe weather. Site includes: General information, education, scientific research, and more.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/ Office of Meteorology website. Current and past weather events, including satellite images and more.
http://www.usace.army.mil/inet/functions/cw/cecwe/flood98/ U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Annual Flood Damage Report
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ National Climatic Data Center. NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world. Look at "Research" link for reports and statistics.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.
http://www.wmo.ch/ World Meteorological Organization. From weather prediction to air pollution research, climate change related activities, ozone layer depletion studies and tropical storm forecasting, the World Meteorological Organization coordinates global scientific activity to allow increasingly prompt and accurate weather information and other services for public, private and commercial use.
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/ The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) is the national repository for geophysical data, providing a wide range of science data services and information.
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/ US Geological Survey, Earthquake Division. Includes: latest quake information, Hazards and Preparedness, Earthquake FAQ, Earthquake research, and other resources
http://www.scecdc.scec.org/ Southern California Earthquake Data Center Featuring: Seismicity animations, earthquake catalogs, wave forms, station info., earthquake maps, education, and other data.

Terrorism Links

http://www.fema.gov/library/terror.htm FEMA Backgrounder on terrorism, including US Terrorist Incidents, a definition of terrorism, what to do in the event of an attack, and examples of terrorist activity.
http://www.state.gov/www/global/terrorism/index.html Office of the Coordinator For Counterterrorism. Information on fighting terrorism, the US Counterterrorism policy, annual reports, travel security, Summit information, and related sites.

Cultural Resources

http://www.nr.nps.gov/nrishome.htm National Register of Historic Places homepage. The National Register Information System (NRIS) contains information on over 71,000 places listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The user can search by name, location, agency that nominated the property, or theme, which includes travel itineraries, teaching lesson plans, and maritime resources.
http://www.kshs.org/resource/kdranbib.htm Kansas State Historical Society. Includes an Annotated Bibliography on Disaster preparedness and recovery.

http://www.getty.edu/gci The Getty Conservation Institute. Publications, knowledge center, research, webstracts, etc. Users can search Getty Conservation Institute of resources by author, title, or subject.
Other Resources

http://www.portablegaragesandshelters.com/disaster-preparedness-guide.html  Shelter From The Storm: Disaster Preparedness Guide.  Resource contributed by the kids in the Summer Excellence Program, Mason Learning Center
http://yourlocalsecurity.com/natural-disaster-safety "Securing Your Home for Natural Disasters." Resource contributed by the kids in the after-school program in Emergency Preparedness at the Charlotte Library.
http://www.safewise.com/home-security/tx Texas Home Security and Crime Prevention Center

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