July 2005

Disaster Feature

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It is very true that “We cannot command Nature except by obeying her”. But what we can do is to learn more and more about it and make ourselves cautious about its fury. Here are some web links, which provide us some excellent resources to know more about natural disasters, which frequently interrupt the rhythm of our lives. If we cannot protest against nature, at least, we can try to protect ourselves through discovering the mood of the nature!

General Disaster

  • http://www.disasterrelief.org
        The Disaster Relief website has topics on hurricanes, volcanoes and many other disasters. It has many news articles and one can search for a specific topic.
  • http://www.iwaynet.net/~kwroejr/violent.html
        This website has topics on earthquakes, fires, volcanoes, and weather-related disasters. It also provides many links in categories listed by type of disaster.
  • http://www.iiaa.iix.com/disastrs.htm
        This site has been prepared by the Independent Insurance Agents of America to give information about natural disasters to consumers.
  • www.disasternews.net
        This site provides online news service covering disaster relief operations and current issues in emergency management.
  • http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/
        In this site, an in-depth guide to citizen preparedness provided by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Flash Floods

  • http://www.srh.noaa.gov
        This site provides background information on the floods and flash floods including occurrence, fact sheets, emergency information and preparedness, and tips on recovering from flood.


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