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Natural Hazard Resource Links

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Not sure who to contact for help preparing before a storm and recovering after a storm? Check out our list of links for help.

Weather Links

Prepare for Natural Hazards
Click on the links above to see how to protect your family and your business in the event of a natural or man-made hazard.

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Contractor Fraud Schemes

Unfortunately, some contractors will try to take advantage of a storm or other disaster. The Insurance Information Institute shares information about this problem and sound advice for homeowners whose home has been damaged by a storm.

Fraud Schemes Can Rise Like a Flood: Be Wary of Scams Perpetrated By Contractors After a Disaster

Up-to-Date Weather News
Most complete up to date information regarding weather news.

Hurricane Preparedness
Excellent resource for Hurricane information and prepardness.

Fire Weather Outlook
SPC Fire Weather program is provides a national fire weather guidance product for use by the National Weather Service, as well as other federal, state, and local government agencies. The product is intended to delineate areas of the contiguous U. S. where the pre-existing fuel conditions, combined with forecast weather conditions during the next 8 days will result in a significant threat for wildfires.

Recent Earthquake Information
Review and reporting of recent earthquakes affecting the United States.

Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook
Quick tropical maps of the Atlantic area.

Pacific Tropical Weather Outlook
Quick tropical maps of the Pacific area.

Storm Proofing Tips
Take storm proofing into your own hands with these six storm proofing tips from the Property Casualty Insuers Association. The tips include:

  • The 7 Ways to Safety
  • Steps Before and After a Storm
  • A Do It Yourself (DIY) Wind inspection
  • 3 Ways in 3 Days
  • Blowing Away the Myths
  • Insurance Coverage

Checking Tree Safety Before Winter Storms
Tips from Washington State University Extension

Preparing for a Hurricane

Know Your Plan App for iPhones

Emergency Services

State Homeland Security and Emergency Services
Links to homeland security and public safety Web sites from the states and the District of Columbia.

FEMA Regional Offices (Federal Emergency Management Association)
Links to contact information for FEMA regional offices.

State and Area Tactical Interoperable Communications Scorecards
The Scorecards assess the maturity of tactical interoperable communications capabilities in 75 urban/metropolitan areas.

State Fire Points of Contact
Contact information for fire-related offices within each state (USFA).

State Hazard Mitigation Officers
Contact information for hazard mitigation planning for each state (FEMA).

American Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.

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