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September 17, 2020 --- The economic success of the Trump administration was based on increasing the national debt by over a trillion dollars a year and cutting government regulations, established to protect human life, to make production less expensive.  Before Covid-19, the four years of the Trump administration was forecast to add five trillion to the national debt.  With the Covid-19 measures already undertaken (around 3 trillion dollars) the national debt has risen over 8 trillion dollars in less than 4 years of Trump’s presidency.  
September 14, 2020 -- President Trump feared "Fear Itself" ---  

In January, the President feared that people would panic, so he downplayed the threat of the virus and went on holding mass rallies that exposed his supporters to a plague that would cause some to get sick and die.
September 12, 2020 --- Quantitative Precipitation ForecastsThe National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center this morning put out a 7 day quantitative forecast prediction.
As always, your local weather service office is your weather authority.
Recent runs on the long range Sept. 10, 2020 forecast below are showing the storm being picked up by the jet stream and blown off to the northeast prior to landfall.

September 10, 2020 --- The computer future weather projection below was run on the
NWS NECP Model Guidance web site 9/10/20 and shows the projection for 9/29/20.  It is what it is: a computer forecast of future weather with a low probability of occurring exactly as projected. Forecast 9_10_20 for 9_29_20
September 9, 2020 --- Today, Disturbance Number Three, now on the coast of Africa, appears to be the most likely of the Atlantic lows to hit the US of A.  Paulette and Rene are projected to turn to the northeast prior to US of A Landfall around the 23rd this month, sorry Bermuda. 
Because of political interference the number of reported cases worldwide of Covid -19 is not reliable.  There are certain standards that need to be in place in order for people to be able to make their own judgements.  When governments suppress access to information for political purposes our freedom to pursue happiness is in danger.  
September 4, 2020 --- This is National Preparedness Month.  The next best thing to good friends is a good disaster plan. There's a Family Disaster Plan, Ready.gov  and the US Business Administration is promoting
a live webinar called “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make your Plan Today.” provided by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, and the Insurance Information Institute on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. EDT To Register
September 3, 2020 --- One of the sites we visit often is the NWS NECP Model Guidance site.  This site provides access to computer simulated weather forecasts.  We often pick the US of A model, called the GFS.  It generates weather forecasts from 1 to 16 days that become progressively more unreliable.  This can mean that its 90% reliable for day one and only 5% for day 16.  If there is only a 5% chance that a major hurricane will hit a forecast location on the east coast in 16 days, do you want to know?  The image below shows a major hurricane at day 16 moving towards the east coast. 
There is a low probability that this hurricane will actually hit the coast.  Most hurricanes that reach this latitude move to the northeast. This particular hurricane is now being identified by the NHC as disturbance 1 and is forecast to have a 40% chance of forming by day 5.  At Disaster Center.com we're interested in even a 5% possibility of destructive weather ahead of time.  Update: In the next iteration the hurricane moves to the northeast.  All predictions are based on probability, certainty only applies to what happened in the past.        
September 2, 2020 --- Today the Pre
sident advised supporters to engage in the felony of voting twice in the upcoming election for President.   
September 2, 2020 --- How President Trump plans to win reelection today. --- Today, many employers, including the Federal Government, will stop funding Social Security.  As a result, it is possible that some workers will receive a 15% pay increase in the coming weeks (if the employer turns over to the employee both the employers and the employees parts of the tax).
At that point, the election will be about keeping the pay increase, losing their own social security retirement, having Social Security bankrupt in 2023, bringing tens of millions of retired and disabled people below the poverty level or support Biden. The President's plan is based on the assumption that the people of the United States would cheat their parents and themselves out of their Social Security retirement for a pay increase.  He may be right.
August 31, 2020 -- The foundation of our system of government is free and fair elections.  The legitimacy of government and the peaceful transition of power depends upon it. Interference in this process by foreign governments or by domestic actors is a clear and present danger to the Constitution we have sworn to protect and for which so many have fought and died.  Be they friend or foe, any nation that seeks to undermine or interfere with this process is an enemy of the United States.  The exercise of the sovereign right upon which this nation is based is now threaten by actors within our government who withhold from the people information related to threats upon that self evident right.
August 28, 2020 -- The President has made a major disaster declaration for Louisiana.  Louisiana disaster survivors can now call for FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 to register for assistance.
August 28, 2020 -- According to the Los Angles Times The President's decision to hobble the USPS prior to the election is creating delays that put Americans in jeopardy.
August 28, 2020 --  Forbes reports that according to an estimate from the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration the Social Security Fund Would Be Empty By 2023, if President Donald Trump were able to deliver on his promise of permanently cutting payroll taxes.
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 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.

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FEMA has tools to help people.  It also has a poor history of maintaining link addresses, which is why we don't have many links to FEMA's site.  Let us know is these links stop working. 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:
Alabama -- Alaska -- Arizona -- Arkansas -- California -- Colorado -- Connecticut -- Delaware -- Florida -- Georgia -- Hawaii -- Idaho -- Illinois -- Indiana -- Iowa -- Kansas -- Kentucky -- Louisiana -- Maine -- Maryland -- Massachusetts -- Michigan -- Minnesota -- Mississippi -- Missouri -- Montana -- Nebraska -- Nevada -- New Hampshire -- New Jersey -- New Mexico -- New York -- North Carolina -- North Dakota -- Ohio -- Oklahoma -- Oregon -- Pennsylvania -- Rhode Island -- South Carolina -- South Dakota -- Tennessee -- Texas -- Utah -- Vermont -- Virginia -- Washington -- West Virginia -- Wisconsin -- Wyoming
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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.   

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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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
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