Resources Just_Landed

Published on October 4th, 2012 | by EJC


Data Sources

  • American Red Cross Disaster and Safety Library
    The American Red Cross Disaster and Safety Library contains fact sheets, preparedness checklists, recovery guides and other helpful information to keep you informed and safe.
  • Polygon’s Essential Guide to Flood Planning & Preparation
    A useful resource that helps you determine flooding risk and mitigation strategies.
  • Basement Flood Safety Guide
    A comprehensive flooding safety guide to help you navigate every stage of a flood as well as other important flood safety tips.
  • Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
    CRED is a research and training facility working in the field of international disaster and conflict health studies. The website posts information on the lastest disasters around the world and publications relating to “the burden of disease and health issues arising from disasters.”
  • Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT)
    Operated by CRED with the assistance of the WHO, EM-DAT was created to assist national and international humanitarian operations, with the central aim of rationalising decision-making for disaster preparedness. The database comprises key data on over 18 000 disasters since 1900, from a wide variety of sources.
  • Complex Emergency Database (CE-DAT) 
    Another CRED initiative, CE-DAT “monitors and evaluates the health status of populations affected by complex emergencies.” The database covers nutrition and mortality rates, the indicators most commonly used to establish the severity of a humanitarian crisis, and comprises over 2000 surveys and 20 000 health indicators.
Hurricane Isaac over New Orleans, 29 August 2012. Copyright 2012 EUMETSAT  


FEMA videographer Adam Dubrowa shoots an on-camera interview with a Lake Martin storm survivor. FEMA/George Armstrong 2011
  • Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)
    The ADRC works with the UN and other international organisations to provide basic, up-to-date information on natural disasters in Asia in the immediate aftermath of an event.
  • J Government on Tsuinabi
    This website (in Japanese) compiles all the official twitter accounts of local and national governments and other public institutions who provide information during natural disasters and emegencies.
  • Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), University of Tokyo
    The ERI is a research and development centre that takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding seismic activity and mitigating disasters. The institute maintains an online database of seismic data.

Screen shot: Real-time earthquake map – USGS, 2012

UN Bodies

Meteorological Agencies 

Photo: blprnt_van

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