United States Federal Agencies and Organizations with Disaster Response and Research Roles
This list is under construction. It was last updated on 6 April 2000.
Agencies and Organizations
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- (A+) information on agency programs; current disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery news; access to agency training materials; extensive search capabilities
- 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
- (A) includes history of aerial hurricane reconnaissance and unit, data on current and past season storms, information on weather products, variety of fact sheets, and a homework help page
- NASA Solid Earth and Natural Hazards Program
- (M+) meta site with concentrations in disaster management (phases and issues), various disciplines, organizations with hazards roles, hazards systems, and types of disasters - titled "Disaster Finder"
- National Severe Storms Laboratory
- (A) publications list and abstracts, description of major scientific projects, climatology information on severe storms (floods, tornadoes, thunderstorms, winds, lightning, hail, winter storms)
- Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance
- (A+) administration mission statement, text of 13 CFR 123 Disaster Loan Program, current open SBA disaster declarations, business locan approval data, detailed question and answer on all loan programs
- USAID Office of U. S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
- (A+) current and archived reports and fact sheets on country by country situation and response to major disasters, includes full text Field Operations Guide and Miitigation Practitioners Handbook
- Pacific Disaster Center
- (A+) mission and history of the center, full text of its Concept of Operations, fiels on recent and historical events, examples of products, and an extensive Citizens Guide to Disaster Preparedness
- National Wildfire Coordinating Group
- (A) organizational mission and history, list and brief description of member organizations, current national wildland fire status, working groups and their products, publications, printable forms
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