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August 18, 2022 --- Hazard Monitoring:
•  Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding – Southwest / Central Great Basin to the Southeast
•   Tropical Activity:
    o   Atlantic: Disturbance 1: Low (30%)

August 18, 2022 ---  Southwestern Gulf of Mexico:
Southwestern Gulf of Mexico:
A concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms is associated with a tropical wave located over northern Guatemala. This system is forecast to move across Central America and southeastern Mexico through tonight before emerging over the Bay of Campeche on Friday, where an area of low pressure could form. After that, additional slow development of this system is possible while it moves northwestward over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico through the weekend.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.
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August 18, 2022 --- The seven day precipitation forecast is calling for over five inches of rainfall over the southern half of AR, central and northeast TX, northern LA, and the southern OK.  

August 17, 2022 --- Over the next few days rainfall is forecast to cause flooding to southern AZ and NM 

A kindle version of the Supreme Court Ruling in: “NY RIFLE & PISTOL Assoc. Inc v. BRUEN, of NY State Police” is available as an Amazon Kindle Book and as a paperback.

A kindle version of the Supreme Court Ruling in Supreme Court in: 'DOBBS,. v. JACKSON: The ruling overturning Roe V Wade" is available as an Amazon Kindle Book a paperback version and a hardcover edition are also available.  The justices cite legal precedent that was developed when almost all people were serfs or slaves, and when all women were treated as the property of their father or husband, instead of a class of people who vote and make the law.
If you want to understand the operation of the legal process at its highest level, this Supreme Court opinion will do the job.

July 8, 2022 --FTC.

When your credit is pulled for your home loan, credit bureaus could share your personal information!

Put an end to unsolicited credit offers. It's far too easy for identity thieves to steal your mail or your garbage and use a pre-screened credit card offer to obtain credit in your name. Opt-out so this won’t happen to you.

Put an end to telemarketing. Once your credit has been pulled, the credit agencies actually sell this information to "trigger lead" companies. As a result, you can find your phone ringing regularly even if you're on the "Do Not Call" list. Worse still, the companies that resort to purchasing these leads have been known to misrepresent themselves or engage in bait and switch tactics.

Put an end to fraud. Trigger leads get re-sold many times over. Shady characters might contact you under the guise of being your lender and try to extract important personal information. NEVER provide SS #, mother's maiden name, etc., over the phone. Want to do more? Tell your Congressional representatives at (202) 224-3121 to stop the credit agencies from selling your information.

Assure your security and peace of mind. Fraud and identity theft are not things you want to face at any time. Opting Out is free and takes only a couple of minutes. That's far less than the time you could spend shredding unwanted mail or dealing with unwanted calls.

Go to www.OptOutPrescreen.com to opt out today. OptOutPrescreen.com. is the official Consumer Credit Reporting Industry website to accept and process requests from consumers to Opt-In or Opt-Out of firm ...

If you believe you may have already been targeted or defrauded, contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1 (877) 382-4357.

To join the National Do Not Call Registry, go to www.donotcall.gov or call 1 (888) 382-1222. 

May 24, 2022 ---NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 in its Atlantic Hurricane Season
Outlook.  An ongoing La Niña and above-average Atlantic temperatures set the stage for busy season ahead. Three to six major hurricanes are forecast.  Up to ten hurricanes of all types and 14 to 21 named storms.

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane names are: Alex - Bonnie - Colin - Danielle - Earl - Fiona - Gaston - Hermine - Ian - Julia - Karl - Lisa - Martin - Nicole - Owen - Paula - Richard - Shary - Tobias - Virginie - Walter
FEMA Daily Situation Report Archive 2022 --    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
Volunteer with Mennonite Disaster Service -- it is a volunteer network.

 Crime Reports pages.  The new pages integrate crime and imprisonment by year and States.

To volunteer or donate to a National VOAD member organization


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.

by Bridget Small
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Every year, people report fraud, identity theft, and bad business practices to the FTC and its law enforcement partners. In 2021, 5.7 million people filed reports and described losing more than $5.8 billion to fraud — a $2.4 billion jump in losses in one year. You can learn about the types of fraud, identity theft, and marketplace issues people reported by state, and how scammers took payment — including $750 million in cryptocurrency — in the FTC’s new Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. Here are some of the highlights:

More than 2.8 million people reported spotting a fraud, and one in four said they also lost money. Their combined losses were over $5.8 billion. Imposter scams, when someone pretended to be a trusted person or business, led to losses of $2.3 billion.
Almost 600,000 people filed reports about credit bureaus in 2021, an increase of more than 80 percent over the previous year. This jump in reports made credit bureaus, information furnishers, and report users the #3 most-reported category of 2021, behind imposter scams (#2) and identity theft (#1).
People ages 20-29 reported losing money to fraud more often than people ages 80 and over. While younger people lost money 41 percent of the time they experienced fraud, older adults lost money only 17 percent of the time. But when older people did lose money, they lost a median amount of $1,500, or three times the median amount younger people lost.
If you spot a scam, please report it to ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
We've been working on updating the State disaster pages.  Here they are, a work in progress:
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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"

If you want to suggest a link, please post to host@disastercenter.com

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
 SBA Disaster Recovery Loans  1-800-659-2955 -- SBA makes loans to home owners and business after Major disasters
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US States Crime 2004 -2005 Crimes per 100,000 and Ranking
 

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