Here are some of the best sites in which to find all kinds of natural disasters information, from breaking news to general information to history.
Natural Disasters News and Information
- World's Deadliest Disasters: A chronological timeline of some of the world's most deadly natural disasters.
- Yahoo Directory of Natural and Man-Made Disasters: tons of natural disaster links, from tsunamis to earthquakes to floods.
- Disaster Information Network: "helps to distribute the latest news on disaster situations to the Internet community via the World Wide Web."
- BBC Natural Disasters: an excellent site that gives lots of natural disaster information as well as up to the minute reporting.
- Global Disaster Alert and Information System: "The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination."
- CBS News Disaster Links: An extremely large repository of natural disaster links.
- CIDI. The Center for International Disaster Information has up to the minute information on the latest natural disaster affecting the world.
Specialized Natural Disasters Sites
- Volcano World. This site is put together by the University of North Dakota, and gives a very complete overall look at what the world's volcanoes are doing.
- The Disaster Center Index Page: long list of links with mostly hurricane and flood information.
- World Wide Earthquake Locator. This is a an interesting site put out by the University of Edinburgh that lets you track earthquakes in real time.
- Earthquake Hazards Program. The National Earthquake Information Center is a good source for earthquake information all over the world.
- Seismosurfing the Internet. A good list of connections to seismic data or earthquake information.
- PMEL Tsunami Research Program. This site focuses on the Northwestern United States, but has a lot of information pertaining to tsunamis worldwide as well (including a mock-up of the Indonesia tsunami).
- Tsunamis and Earthquakes. The United States Geological Society has put this excellent resource together that shows how earthquakes and tsunamis go hand in hand.
- NOAA.NOAA, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has information on climate, oceans, coasts, weather, and other research information; as well as up to the minute news.
Natural Disasters Preparation, Recovery and Aid Information
- Family Disaster Supply Kit: What to have on hand for your family in case of a natural disaster.
- Disaster News Network: "a news service that tells the story of disaster response and suggests appropriate ways the public can help survivors."
- The Disaster Recovery Guide:a very extensive guide on how to recover from a natural disaster.
- The Disaster Handbook: from the University of Florida; how to deal with a natural disaster.
- USAID. The United States Agency for International Development helps provide economic and humanitarian aid in more than 100 countries; especially those affected by natural disasters.
- Red Cross.The American Red Cross has historically been the first organization on the scene to help those affected by tragedy.
- CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response. The Center for Disease Control has put together a great reference site on what to do in the case of emergency.
- FEMA. FEMA stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency, and they have an excellent site with lots of info on how to prepare for disasters.