Disaster Links

This area offers access to a diverse array of organizations and resource information related to emergency preparedness and planning.

Traditional Emergency Service Providers

  California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES)
  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  Salvation Army
  American Red Cross
  National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)


  Emergency Preparedness information exchange page
  Disaster and emergency preparedness information, service and supplies
  Program for Safety and Ermergency Preparedness Response at UC Berkeley
  Disaster Preparedness for Pets and Animals


  Eye on the World:  Links to all types of disasters
  FEMA homepage
  California Office of Emergency Services
  USGS Hazard Information page
  National Hazard slides and information page
  Cristal Verde Disaster Services


  FEMA:  Background on earthquakes and earthquake information
  FEMA earthquake fact sheet
  California Integrated Seismic Network
  Maps and information on latest earthquakes
  Information on latest significant earthquake
  Earthquake information page
  Los Angeles City Fire Department Earthquake Handbook
  City of Monterey, CA Fire Department Earthquake Tips
  Frequently asked earthquake questions
  USGS Earthquake homepage:  information and links
  Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) homepage
  National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering
  Earthquake Information Network
  Earthquake engineering research center
  USGS earthquake information page:  links to earthquake information


  FEMA - U.S. Fire Administration - Fire Saftey articles
  Los Angeles City Fire Department Fire Safety articles by Captain Bud Gundersen
  What to do after you have had a fire in your home
  International Fire Information Network
  California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Safety Tips


  FEMA: Background on floods and flood information
  FEMA flood fact sheet
  WWW Hot Topics - California weather conditions and links
  USGS Flood information links
  Southeast Regional Climate Center:  Flood information

Hazardous Materials

  FEMA: Hazardous Materials Ermergency Preparedness information
  U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center:
     (federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills)

  EPA: U.S Environmental Protection Agency information
  Dept. of Transportation: Research & Special Projects Administration - Hazardous Materials Info


  FEMA: Background on hurricanes and hurricane information
  FEMA hurricane fact sheet
  Information about hurricanes
  Preparing for hurricanes
  Hurricane evacuation information
  USA Today: How and why hurricanes occur
  Hurricane damage potential scale
  Saffir-Simpson damage potential scale
  Background information on Eastern Pacific hurricanes


  FEMA: Background on tornadoes and tornado information
  FEMA tornado fact sheet
  Torro - Tornado and Storm Research Organization
  Information on recent tornadoes with fatalities
  Tornado Project Online homepage


  FEMA: Background on tsunamis and tsunami information
  FEMA tsunami fact sheet
  University of Washington Geophysics Department Tsunmai Program
  Pacific Tsunami Museum
  NOAA Tsunami Research Program
  Russian Academy of Sciences - Tsunami Laboratory
  USGS Tsunami information


  FEMA: Background on volcanoes and volcano information
  FEMA volcano fact sheet
  Cascades Volcano Observatory page
  USGS volcanic information page
  Index of volcanic hazards
  Michigan Tech University Volcano homepage (with world wide volcanic activity maps)
  Alaska Volcano Observatory (dedicated to monitoring worldwide volcanic activity)
  Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (weekly newsletter about volcanic activity)
  USGS Long Valley Caldera (volcano monitoring site)