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Federal Emergency Management Agency. Contains information on current natural disasters in the United States, new reports, current weather warnings, FEMA for Kids (outlined separately), and provides a search engine concerning natural disaster topics.

FEMA for Kids. Offers tips, games, puzzles, and quizzes for children that explain natural disasters, how to prepare for disasters, what to do in an emergency, has interviews with children that have lived through disasters, and lets children become certified Disaster Action Kids. This site also provides excellent resources for parents and teachers, including an on-line library with FEMA maps, brochures, other publications, and web links.

United States Geological Survey’s Hazards Page. Provides information on earthquakes, floods, landslides, wildlife diseases, geomagnetism, wildfires, volcanoes, coastal storms and tsunamis, more than 40 fact sheets about various aspects of these topics, open-file reports on natural hazards, and links to other hazards sites.

National Weather Service. Provides natural hazards statistics, an annual natural disaster map, publications and hazards awareness material, and educational resources links.

Relief Web. A project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which provides information on ongoing and recent natural disasters around the world, listed by location and year, with hundreds of maps and photographs.

NASA’s Disaster Finder. This site is simply a search engine developed to help you find information on natural disasters. Information can be accessed through a keyword search, category search, or alphabetical index of sites from around the world.

See also links for Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Weather.