University of Florida IFAS Extension The Disaster Handbook

Disaster-Related Resources on the World Wide Web

With the advent of the World Wide Web, a vast amount of information has become readily accessible quickly over the Internet. This section gives the Internet address ("URL" or Uniform Resource Locator) for many valuable resources.

General Assistance
Fire-related Resources
Weather-related Resources

General Assistance

Agency for Toxics Registry and Disease Registry 

American Radio Relay League

American Red Cross

American Society of Safety Engineers

Amateur Radio Reference: Emergency Communications

Army Corps of Engineers

Centers for Disease Control

David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages

Department of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture Extension Service

Department of Commerce

Department of Energy

Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team

Disaster Related Networks on the WWW

Disaster Resources (University of Illinois Extension)

Earthquake Activity Around the World

Emergency Administration and Planning Program (University of North Texas)

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Environmental Protection Agency

EPIX - Emergency Preparedness Information Exchange

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

Federal Agency World Wide Web Locator

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Florida Disaster Management

Internal Revenue Service

Internet Disaster Information Network

National Disaster Reference Database

National Food Safety Database

National Hazards Center at the University of Colorado

National Mental Health Services

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

National Voluntary Organization Active in Disasters   

Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Fire-Related Resources

National Fire and Rescue Magazine

National Fire Protection Association

Fire Service Programs at OSU

United States Fire Administration

WPI Center for Fire Safety


Weather-Related Resources

CNN Weather, Main Page

Current Weather, Climate and Forecast Maps

Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois

Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

Intellicast Weather

National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center

National Severe Storms Laboratory

Yahoo! Weather

National Weather Service--Interactive Weather Information Network

NOAA, Hurricane Research Division

NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Severe Weather Safety Page

Southeast Regional Climate Center

Storm Track   (merged with the former Storm Chaser Homepage)

Storm Spotter's Guide

Tropical Storms Worldwide

United States Climate Page   (Has a clickable map so you can click on the state and city that you are interested in)

USA Today Weather Page

Weather Channel Forecasts

Weather Glossary for Storm Spotters