Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Monday, August 14, 2006

FEMA: Building a Disaster-Resistant University

“Building A Disaster-Resistant University” is both a how-to guide and a distillation of the experiences of six universities and colleges that have been working to become more disaster-resistant. This guide provides basic information designed for institutions just getting started, as well as concrete ideas, suggestions, and practical experiences for institutions that have already begun to take steps to becoming more disaster-resistant.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

SREB Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

The K-20 educational technology community has an increasingly significant impact on every aspect of teaching and learning. Recent events have underscored the fact that the SREB Educational Technology Cooperative states should be actively aware and involved in the statewide disaster preparation, response, and recovery processes. This knowledge base, active vocabulary and proactive mindset must be applied to prevention, protection, response and recovery relative to any natural or man-made emergency event.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

National Hurricane Center

The Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) (formerly known as the Tropical Satellite Analysis and Forecast (TSAF) unit) is an integral part of the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center. The TAFB performs a number of functions within the Tropical Prediction Center. TAFB products include: marine High Seas Forecasts over the tropics and subtropics, Offshore Waters Forecasts over the tropics and subtropics, Tropical Weather Discussions over the tropics and subtropics, and surface weather analyses and forecasts over the tropics, subtropics, and mid-latitudes. For further information about TAFB and TAFB products not included in these web pages, contact Christopher Burr, Chief TAFB at 305-229-4430.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

National Earthquake Information Center - NEIC

The mission of the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is to determine rapidly the location and size of all destructive earthquakes worldwide and to immediately disseminate this information to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public. The NEIC/WDC for Seismology compiles and maintains an extensive, global seismic database on earthquake parameters and their effects that serves as a solid foundation for basic and applied earth science research.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Emergency Email and Wireless Network

The mission of the Emergency Email and Wireless Network is to "Provide notification to citizens of local, regional, national and international emergencies utilizing the Internet and electronic mail (email) in a secure and expedient manner"

Tuesday, August 01, 2006