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January 16, 2021 --- Freezing rain and heavy snow possible for the Northeast and critical fire weather for southern California. Major disaster declaration approved for Colorado: FEMA-4581-DR-CO for damages that took place between Sep 6 – Nov 5. Public assistance for government agencies and non-profits two counties only.
When this nation was founded, its creators determined to preserve the system of democratic-representative government that they had created in America. To justify their action, they referred to a principle, which succeeding generations of Americans have moved to implement. This is that all, “are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted … deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” Putting this principle, before their self-interest, they put their lives and fortunes in jeopardy.
What happened, in Washington DC, was that a group of individuals, motivated by a President, for whom staying in office and sacrificing that nation was preferable, and so attacked the seat of that government. To stay in power President Trump had to forcibly overturn the courts and the legislative branch, destroying that government for which the founder’s risked their lives, and in the Civil War, fought to preserve. The Civil War determined that a nation of the people, by the people, for the people, would not perish from the earth, and also, that this principle applied to all people.
Each generation that has come has received from the previous an inheritance. If it is lost, it may be impossible to recover. The struggle that we are engaged in will never end. There will always be people who wish to impose their self-interest before the principle of representative-democracy. A hundred and eighty-three years ago, 21 years before the Civil War, in an address, Abraham Lincoln warned that mobs or people who disrespected U.S. laws and courts could destroy the United States. What we saw at our nation’s Capitol, was a mob, led by a President of the United States, attempting to do just that.
January 15, 2021 --- Blizzard warnings for portions of Central/Southern Plains to Upper/Middle Mississippi Valleys, critical fire weather for southern California, freezing rain possible for parts of the Northern Intermountain, Southern Appalachians and the Northeast. The 59th Presidential Inauguration is approaching and efforts are underway in Washington DC and around the country to protect government buildings and the people visiting them. We believe that for the first time in the history of the United States, the people are not being invited to attend the swearing in of the incoming President. This is entirely due to the actions of President Trump and his supporters. We expect that Mr. Trump will look at the photos of President Biden’s inauguration and point out that his crowd was much bigger.
January 14, 2021 --- Freezing Rain for parts of the Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley, Critical Fire Weather for Southern California.
January 13, 2020 --- Flooding possible in the Pacific Northwest and freezing rain for parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley.
Major Disaster Declaration for LA Hurricane Zeta October 26-29 FEMA-4577-DR-LA
Major Disaster Declaration for UT Severe Storm and Straight-line Winds Sep 7-8 FEMA-4578-DR-UT
Major Disaster Declaration for GA Tropical Storm Zeta Oct 29 FEMA-4579-DR-GA
Major Disaster Declaration for CT Tropical Storm Isaias Aug 4 FEMA-4580-DR-CT
Our President set in motion the actors who assaulted the center of our democratic-republic. The President says that his 2nd impeachment is, “causing tremendous anger,” and warned that, “it was dangerous to the United States” for him to be impeached for his conduct. These statements constitute knowledge of a threat. Federal intelligence reports indicate attacks are planned from the 16th to the 20thagainst State and the Federal Capitols. The worst thing that could happen is not that Trump got impeached. The worst thing that can happen is: if you are known to have abetted the destruction of your own people and their Capitol.
January 12, 2020 --- Heavy rain & flash flooding possible for the Pacific Northwest and Heavy snow is forecast for the Northern Intermountain area. The Emergency Declaration requested for the District of Columbia has been approved. Today the President claimed that his prospective 2nd impeachment is, “causing tremendous anger,” and warned that, “it was dangerous to the United States” for him to be impeached for his conduct.
January 11, 2020 --- Snow for Texas into the Lower Mississippi Valley, mixed wintry precipitation for the Tennessee Valley into the Southern/Central Appalachians, and heavy mixed precipitation for the Pacific Northwest. Given the costs of President's inspired insurrection, the District of Columbia is seeking an Emergency Declaration Request to assist with the emergency response costs associated with this event. The official U.S. COVID-19 totals are 22,102,069 Confirmed Cases up 1,755,697 (an 8% increase) from last week and 371,084 Confirmed Deaths up 21,838 (about 6%) from a week ago. The rate of increase in the number of weekly deaths is lagging the rate of increase in confirmed cases.
January 10, 2021 --- Snow for the Southern Plains to Central Appalachians, Winter Storm Warnings of portions of NM & TX, and heavy rain & flash flooding for Southeast TX. For years, we watched as people motivated by ambition snuggled up to a President that most knew is a megalomaniac. These same people are so blinded by their ambition that they supported the President's false election narrative even after he sent his minions to attack the Capitol of the United States.
January 9, 2021 --- Heavy snow for the Rockies & Southern Plains, heavy rainfall/flash flooding for parts of the TX Gulf Coast, and elevated fire weather for portions of AZ & NM. While the events of the preceding days have gone on, the people of the United States are experiencing the worst of the Covid—19 epidemic. A new mutated variant has caused infection rates to skyrocket. Almost a year ago, we made a call for the nations for the world to set aside animosities to work in common on a threat to us all.
January 8, 2021 --- Heavy Snow Possible for TN and NC. The Demonstrations, which took place in Washington DC, were the direct result of President Trump’s invitation to come to the Capitol, the false narrative that he had actually won the election, and that the President would be in their lead as they marched to the Capitol. It was, to his supporters, a call to action to save the United States. What happened after they got to the Capitol was the natural outcome to the series of events that proceeded it. In the immediate aftermath, the President praised the rioters. Later, when Donald Trump saw the political consequences of these actions, he set in motion an effort he disavowed any understanding that the attack on the Capitol was the inevitable outcome of events set in motion and threw supporters, who had carried out these acts, under the bus. (It was their fault not mine.) For the last four years, half the people of the United States have been shaking their heads. We know bullies, they have a pattern of behavior. For the last four years they’ve had a leader, he will probably be our President for the next 12 days, god help us all.
January 7, 2021 --- Freezing rain possible for Montana and North Dakota and rain & thunderstorms are forecast for parts of the Southeast. The response to the attack on the US Capitol building yesterday is ongoing. Demonstrators are still in Washington, DC. As a result of the attack yesterday, 4 people died (three as the result of preexisting conditions), 52 were arrested, and 14 police officers injured after pro-Trump rioters breach US Capitol. The has FBI opened an investigation.
January 6, 2021 --- Severe Thunderstorms possible for TX and Winter Weather for the Northwest. First amendment activity today in Washington, DC. The President having lost the popular vote, in the courts, having the vote certified by the States, and in the electoral college, the President has invited his supporters to hear him speak before Congress certifies the result of the election. Will our President turn his supporters on Congress? Will Congress bow to the mob the President has assembled? Will the armed forces turn against the people of the United States? All these questions and more will be answered today. Or will they? Meanwhile, an Emergency Declaration has been approved related to the TN explosion.
January 5, 2021 Heavy Snow for Northern CA, Pacific Northwest, Central/Northern Rockies
Notice of first amendment activity for Jan 5-6 First Amendment Activity in Washington, DC. Having lost the popular vote, in the courts, having the vote certified by the States, and in the electoral college, the President has invited his supporters to demonstrate, protest, and who knows what, before Congress certifies the result of the election.
January 4, 2021 Mixed Precipitation from the Upper Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley, Freezing Rain Possible for Portions of the Upper Mississippi Valley, Heavy Precipitation Across Northern CA, the Pacific Northwest into the Northern/Central Rockies
All living former Secretaries Defense are attempting to call out to the American people. Speaking for them, William Cohen said, “They've been led down a path by President Trump, which is an unconstitutional path…..Please all of you in the Defense Department, you've taken an oath to serve this country, this Constitution, not any given individual.” Signed Dick Cheney, William Perry, Donald Rumsfeld, , Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel, Ash Carter, James Mattis and Mark Esper, published in The Washington Post on Sunday.
January 3, 2021 --- Snow for the Northern Intermountain to Central Great Basin and the Great Lakes to Northeast and Freezing Rain in parts of PA.
January 2, 2021 --- Heavy Snow for Maine and Freezing Rain from Ohio Valley to Northeast.
January 1, 2021 --- Severe Thunderstorms Possible for parts of the Southeast, Wintery Mix and Freezing Rain from the Central Plains into Northeast, and a Wintery Mix for Cascades and Northern Rockies.
Over 20 million people in the US of A have been confirmed to be infected by Covid-19. Compromising about 5% of the world’s population, the United States has about 20% of the confirmed Covid cases. President Trump bragged that we have one of the lowest rates of deaths among those with confirmed cases, so the US of A is doing better than other nations. Four times more people infected and half the death rate, does not mean you’re doing better than other nations.
What we know at this time is the President has lost all attempts to remain in office in spite of the many millions more who voted for Bidden, the unanimously rejected court cases, and the confirmation of Biden’s selection by the electoral college. The last effort may be the vote to accept the result of the election in joint session of congress, but it may not be Trump’s last effort to remain in office.
As of this date, there are over 140 republican members of the House of Representatives who have announced that they are ready to override the will of the people, the rulings of our courts, the votes of our electors: the constitutional means of selecting our President.
“As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide." -- Abraham Lincoln
NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New and Other Structures - Sept. 2020
August 4, 2020 --- National Rankings for Covid Cases per confirmed Cases, for Confirmed cases per thousand, and for Deaths per thousand.
The Disaster Center Covid-19 Chronicle -- The Disaster Center Covid-19 Diary -- John Hopkins Covid -19 Map -- WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard -- CDC Covid-19 Communication Toolkit -- For Migrants, Refugees, and Other Limited-English-Proficient Populations -- FEMA's Situation Report -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2021 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2020 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2019 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2018 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2017 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2016 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2015 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2014 -- FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2013
We've upgraded and added to our Crime Reports pages. The new pages integrate crime and imprisonment by year and States.
Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator -- FEMA App. Download it for free from the App Store or GooglePlay.-- If you are located in the area of a declared Major Disaster you can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362. Operators are multilingual and calls are answered seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT.
People affected by conflict: Humanitarian needs in numbers - 2013 (PDF) Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) – CRED (2013)
FEMA fraud hotline at 800-323-8603 or email DHSOIGHOTLINE@DHS.GOV. This can include information on contractors, inspectors, disaster survivors or anyone posing as any of these. Complaints also can be made via the FEMA disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) or with state or local law enforcement officials or consumer agencies.
We've been working on updating the State disaster pages. Here they are, a work in progress:
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If you have any suggestions about how it can be improved, please send an email to email@example.com
Ready Rating: A FREE Service from the American Red Cross
The Red Cross, Salvation Army and other volunteer organizations move resources into position so as to be able to respond to disasters. Please consider a donation to the Red Cross You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or call 1-800 RED CROSS
There are several ways you can donate to the Salvation Army . By phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY By text: Text “GIVE” to 80888. Also, consider volunteering or donating with Disaster Relief Agencies and Nongovernment Organizations.
Red Cross -- After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.
FBI's "Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes"
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The people affected will not lack clothing for long and more will be donated than will ever be used. It will end up in the local landfill, because there is no place to store it. If you are going to collect clothing have a garage sale with the proceeds going to the victims. Be responsible, if you collect money get proof that it was donated and make evidence available to those who gave. Consider volunteering or donating with Disaster Relief Agencies and Nongovernment Organizations.
WHO's CRED is reporting that in 2010 a total of 385 natural disasters killed more than 297,000 people worldwide, affected over 217.0 million others and caused US$ 123.9 billion of economic damages. Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2010: (PDF 4.2 MB) The Numbers and Trends. Brussels: CRED; 2011-Guha-Sapir D, Vos F, Below R, with Ponserre S.
The Disaster Center supports the UN's International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. "One million safe schools and hospitals campaign" [PDF 3.28 MB] guidance note [PDF 2.04 MB]
Schools and hospitals are a great place to start building a world wide disaster mitigation movement.
The Disaster Center hosts a Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages
The CDC has recently come out with its Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse Guide and announced a forthcoming video contest. The idea that all these efforts are concerned with is that you and your family be prepared for disasters. In our estimation the most important disaster readiness tool is a common contact person outside of the disaster area. Someone who, if conditions are so bad that household members can't go home, that you might move in with. After disasters most people do not stay in shelters. They are sheltered by relatives and friends. So what we are saying is that the greatest tool after a disaster is a friend; get one; be one.
The Red Cross has created a teaching guide -- Children in disasters- Games and guidelines to engage youth in risk reduction
A new National Science Foundation study has found that: Drought may threaten much of globe within decades - NSF
A study released by researchers at Iowa State University calculated costs of five major crimes, and found that each murder generated societal costs of $17.25 millionStates: 10 Leading Causes of Death
Vital Records: Locate your States' sources for Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records
National Radar Mosaic Sectors
CBS News: Is Extreme Weather a Result of Global Warming?
NASA Earth Observery Image of the Day: Arctic Oscillation Chills North America, Warms Arctic
The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) has replaced the color codes of the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). The new alert system is currently active, active alerts are also available on Twitter and Facebook
Established 14 years ago, the Disaster Center site has gone through a number of evolutions. A big part of this work has provided coverage for disasters affecting the United States. Big stories were Hurricane Dennis, Rita, Katrina, Wilma, Floyd, Mitch, Bret and many others. One of the most linked to areas on the web site has been our graphics. The most popular of these Hurricane Floyd as it approached the US coast. Current and Historic Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
Our work of mitigating disasters involves the preparation for them, responding to them, and recovering from them. In an ideal world we would be working on ways to mitigate risk
SBA Disaster Recovery Loans 1-800-659-2955 -- SBA makes loans to home owners and business after Major disasters
HUD may provide disaster recovery assistance.
WHO -- Disease Outbreak News UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal
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Here are some tips you can use to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud:
If you have received a suspicious e-mail, file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center: www.ic3.gov.
For more information on e-scams, visit the FBI’s E-Scams and Warnings webpage: www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams