Introduction to Storm Surge – by the National Hurricane Center
Knowing your rights can protect your ‘heir property
When a hurricane
strikes, will you be ready? It's critical that you are, for your safety
and your family's. The key is to have a winning game plan. — www.getagameplan.org
As an aid to policy
makers, scientists and the public in understanding the large-scale forces
and smaller-scale scientific, social and political background to disaster,
Science is making available, free to all visitors, the following selection
of past articles related to hurricanes, coastal disasters and disaster
Most disaster checklists
include recommendations to keep a three-day food supply on hand for
each person, but just exactly what does that mean? What’s
A 3-Day Food Supply?
With this year’s
hurricane season starting, LSU AgCenter experts say stocking up on supplies
now makes sense. Stock
Up On Hurricane Supplies Now
If you have pets
or livestock, your family’s disaster plans need to include what
you’ll do with them. Do
You Have A Disaster Plan For Your Animals?
Take some precautions
during hurricane season if you have a boat moored, docked or stored
in a recreational harbor along the Gulf Coast . Protect
Your Boat During Hurricane Season
box" that’s ready to "grab and go" is one item
every household should have to prevent financial disasters and other
Ready If You Need To ‘Grab And Go’; Pack ‘Evacuation
Take this 20-question
quiz to refresh your memory about storm precautions you can take now
that can save time, money and hassles after a storm. Have
The Right Answers Before Storm; Take ‘Hurricane Quiz’ Now
State University Agricultural Center has a variety of publications
on disaster recovery available online. Examples include: Cleaning
up after the Storm and Personal
and Financial Recovery. Storm Recovery Guide is a 32-page booklet with the combined content of about 30 fact sheets. Missouri also picked up Navigating the Post-Disaster Mortgage Issues (PDF) and Keeping Food and Water Safe Before, During and After a Disaster .
Rebuilding Resources is an extensive website developed for recovery from mass devastation – from getting started (recovery, getting your finances in order, thinking about what you want to do), to building codes and permits, and hazard-resistance, energy efficiency and indoor air quality in designing, rebuilding and repairing homes.
Recovery after Disaster: Family Financial Toolkit : discusses strategies and provides tools that can help you move along the road towards financial recovery.
State University Extension Service has posted a disaster
recovery Web page with frequently asked questions and links to many
publications useful to clean-up and recovery efforts. Examples include:
wood furniture was soaked. Is it ruined? and Floodwater
got into my refrigerator and freezer. Is the food safe?
response and recovery Web site developed by North Carolina State
University and North Carolina A&T State University Cooperative Extension
features on-line publications such as How
to Salvage Flood-Damaged Appliances and Livestock
and Poultry Buildings after the Flood.
Find answers to
2,000 drinking water and human health questions arranged into 12 subtopics
Water and Human Health FAQs.
One of the best
sources of information for all aspects of flooding caused by hurricanes
or otherwise is the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention website.