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Fighting Floyd

Hurricane Floyd, one of the fiercest storms in U.S. history, is threatening lives and property in states on the Eastern seaboard.

Federal agencies--including High Impact Agencies--have many online resources to help citizens, communities, and organizations prepare for disaster, track storms and emergency responses, and recover after the storm is gone. High Impact Agencies (HIAs) are those that serve the greatest number of Americans, including the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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NOAA National Weather Service

National Weather Service homepage - The National Weather Service provides warnings and forecast of hazardous weather, including thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, winter weather, tsunamis, and climate events. The NWS is the sole United States OFFICIAL voice for issuing warnings during life-threatening weather situations.

National Weather Service Active Warnings

National Hurricane Center Tropical Prediction Center -- This server maintains a current database of meteorological and hydrological data, historical data, and written information generated by the National Weather Service or received from other official sources. In addition, this server accesses in real-time a selection of current official weather observations, forecasts, and warnings from U.S. government sources for use by the national and international community.

Tropical Predictions

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Homepage - This site has news, warnings, briefings, preparedness, evacuation tips (including animals), emergency response updates, insurance information, and links to other sites.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

USGS's Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information (CINDI) -- This website serves as a gateway to a variety of information about earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, geomagnetic storms, epidemics, volcanic eruptions, and other natural hazards and disasters. Scientific information produced by the U.S. Geological Survey is emphasized, but the site links to information from other public and private sources.

CINDI on Hurricane Preparedness

American Red Cross

Red Cross Disaster Services Guide - This guide is a resource for anyone providing disaster safety information to the public. This guide represents the hard work and collaboration of many professionals affiliated with the organizations that founded the National Disaster Education Coalition: List compiled 9/15/99 by the National Partnership for Reinventing Government. For more information, or to suggest other government links, contact Pat Wood at
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