Hurricane Information Sources
Information for Donating to Relief of International Disasters
Information on Pharmaceuticals and Similar Products in Water
Marine Debris Poster
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(As of 11/5/13)
Here are some resources for following hurricanes during the Atlantic hurricane season (June 1-Nov. 30). If you know of a good source to add, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Help :
- Aidmatrix Network, at http://www.aidmatrixnetwork.org/fema/, provides links to organizations in any state accepting monetary donations and product donations. The site also provide links to volunteer registries in any state. Click here for the Aidmatrix Network site for Virginia.
Emergency Management Agencies:
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hurricane page.
- Virginia Department of Emergcency Management.
- FEMA's directory of state emergency-management agencies.
Major newspapers in affected regions:
Local and regional news media are excellent sources of information about hurricanes and other natural disasters.
- Virginian-Pilot's June 1, 2009, guide to hurricane resources (includes a link to information on the past 150 years of hurricanes).
- Newspapers by State on NewsLink.
- Virginia newspapers list on NewsLink.
- National Hurricane Center.
- National Weather Service Forecast Offices (nationwide map).
- National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, Storm Report page (one day delayed).
- Virginia Water Center’s Water Status Information page, including links for severe weather information.
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(as of 1/14/14)
InteractionAction is a Washington, D.C.-based alliance of international aid organizations. It's Web site gives information and links for many organizations that provide relief after natural disasters (including, in many cases, those that are already working in the area of concern). For more information, visit http://www.interaction.org/.
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Color illustration (prints to 8.5x11 inches) from South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium that shows the time it takes for various objects to decompose in the marine environment. Available for print or download. (Posted 3/7/08)
Download poster (aprox. 1MB)