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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.
The Disaster Center--  -- We've added the 2012 Uniform Crime Report statistics to the 1960 to 2012 State Crime Pages.  
We've been working on updating the State disaster pages.  Here they are, a work in progress:
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FEMA has set up a Think Tank where anyone can participate in a discussion of emergency management issues.

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.   
 Extreme and exceptional drought conditions cover almost all of Texas, half of Arizona, and most of Oklahoma and Louisiana.
There is only one weather authority in the United States, and that's the National Weather Service  For emergency information consult with your local NWS office or your local emergency management agency.  If you want to suggest a link, please post to host@disastercenter.com
SaferProducts.gov: A New World for Consumers, Businesses, and Researchers -- This is a site that the US Chamber of Commerce wants the government to shut down.  Take a Look...
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 million
States: 10 Leading Causes of Death
Vital Records: Locate your States' sources for Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records



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Go to the Alaska sector Go to the Pacific Northwest sector Go to the Northern Rockies sector Go to the Upper Mississippi Valley sector Go to the Central Great Lakes sector Go to the Northeast sector
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Currently at the Southern Rockies sector
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September 19, 2011 -- We have added the FBI's 2010 State Uniform Crime Reports to our State data which now covers from 1960 to 2010, 50 years of crime statistics.

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 and threat before disasters happen.  
If you have any disaster reports or questions please post a message to the Disaster Center Blog.

 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

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The Disaster Center provides online coverage of disasters in the United States, compiling and providing links to disaster related statistics and studies: US Crimes Data from 1960  Tornado, Nonfatal occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Fatal Occupational Injuries, Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury and Fatality Data,  Child Nursery Equipment and Toys: Accident Rates by Age, Sports & Recreational Equipment: Injuries by Age and Sex, Home, Heating, Plumbing, and Appliance: Injuries by Cause, Age, and Rate, Furniture, furnishings, household, and personal use items: Accident injury rates by AgeHome, Work Tools and Misc. Items: Accident Injury rates by Age. US Cause of Death Data US Anti-terrorism Threat/Risk Policy prior to September 11, 2001,  US Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Terrorism Policy prior to 9-11  Atlantic Hurricane pages and indexTotal student, Number of school-associated Violent Deaths and Number of Homicides and Suicides of Youth Ages 5–19, by Location: 1992–2002  

The three companies (Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian) have created a central Web site where you can order your credit report (www.annualcreditreport.com). You also can order it by calling (877) 322-8228.
You do not have to pay to receive the report, nor do you have to pay for any service or product as a condition of receipt
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The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home.  If they do, you can file a complaint at https://www.donotcall.gov. You can register your home or mobile phone for free. Your registration will be effective for five years.


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