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June 12, 2021 ---Heavy rainfall/flash flooding possible for parts of South Carolina.
•   Tropical Activity:
Disturbance 1 is Expected to slowly form over several days over the Bay
of Campeche and become a Tropical depression by midweek.  The GFS model is now showing landfall the 19th on the AL/FL coast and then running into a high that disapates the storm, but not beofe dropping  rainfall across southern AL/FL/GA.
June 11, 2021 ---Severe thunderstorms possible over the Central Plains.  Heavy rainfall/flash flooding possible for portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley & Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic.
The National Hurricane center is reporting on.Disturbance 1, which is expected to form early next week over the Bay of Campeche and the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.  The computer model is showing a storm approaching the central Gulf coast at the end of next week.
June 10, 2021 ---Enhanced risk of severe weather over east and northeast Montana, northwest through south and west North Dakota, northwest and north central through central south and west South Dakota to northwest Nebraska.  Severe thunderstorms possible over the Northern/Central Plains.  Heavy rainfall/flash flooding possible from the Lower Mississippi to Ohio Valley.  Extreme fire weather for CO and UT, and Critical fire weather AZ, CO, MN, NM, UT, OR, and WY.   FMAG approved - for the Jacks Valley Fire, NV.  The fire began on June 9, 2021, and is burning on Federal, state, and private land in and around the city of Indian Hills, NV, Threatening 1,000 homes, 10 business and a school, the General Improvement District, water tanks supporting Indian Hills, and high voltage transmission lines.350 acres burned; 0% contained. Voluntary evacuations in effect for 2,000 people.
June 9, 2021 ---Severe thunderstorms possible over the Northern/Central Plains.  Heavy rainfall/flash flooding possible for the Lower Mississippi to Ohio Valley.  Critical fire weather for NV, UT, and Elevated Fire Weather AZ, NM, UT, WY, and ID.
Severe weather and flash flooding prompted voluntary evacuations and local road closures are in effect across northern Mississippi. 150 homes have been impacted, and 60+ roadways are flooded, in Panola, Sunflower, and Bolivar Counties.
The area of enhanced risk of severe weather identified yesterday is still forecast for tomorrow.. 
•   Tropical Activity: There is slowly developing low over the SW Caribbean Sea, which a computer forecasting model shows develops into a tropical storm in a little over a week from now. It also shows it developing into a hurricane around ten days from now and making a run up the Texas coast with a Louisiana land fall.  We'll keep an eye on this one and provide updates in the days ahead.
June 8, 2021 ---Severe thunderstorms possible for the Northern/Central Plains.   Heavy rainfall/flash flooding possible for portions of the Lower Mississippi to Ohio Valley.  Critical fire weather for NV, UT, CO, WY, and AZ.
The three day Severe Thunderstorm Outlook is showing an enhanced are of risk over eastern MT, and central through western ND and SD.
Weekly U.S. COVID-19 totals:
o Confirmed Cases: 33,193,680 (+114,137) 0.34 %
o Confirmed Deaths: 594,802 (+3,537) 0.59%
June 7, 2021 ---Excessive rainfall and flash flooding possible for parts of the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley.  Severe weather possible for the Northern Plains.  Critical fire weather for NV and UT.  Tropical Activity: Disturbance in the southern Gulf of Mexico with a Low 20% risk of development over the next five days.  Around the 18th -19th, long range computer model forecast is showing two lows in the Gulf of Mexico.
 Telegraph Fire 5389-FM-AZ
The fire began June 4 and has burned 41,109 acres of State and Private land and threatens homes in and around the communities of Top of the World, Kearny, Superior, Kelvin, Riverside, Miami, and Dripping Springs, AZ (pop. 10k), five mines, critical area watershed, power distribution lines, and cell towers.  200 residents have been evacuated
June 6, 2021 ---Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding possible for the Southern Plains & Lower Mississippi Valley.  Elevated & Critical Fire Weather fo the Great Basin, Southwest, & Northern Plains and Red Flag Warnings for NV, UT, and AZ.
FM-UT Mammoth Fire– Utah: The fire began on June 5, 2021, and is burning on federal land and currently moving to state, and private land around Mammoth Creek.  Village near the city of Panguitch, Utah (pop 1,785) ▪ 1,000 acres burned; 0% contained ▪ Mandatory evacuations in effect for 150 people.
June 5, 2021 ---Heavy rain/flash flooding for parts of the central and eastern south and severe thunderstorms for the central north and the northeast north.
June 4, 2021 ---Heavy rain/flash flooding for pats of TX & LA.  Severe thunderstorms for the Northern Plains.
June 3, 2021 --- Heavy rain/flash flooding for parts of southern Texas, Mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast.  Severe thunderstorms from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast.   Elevated fire weather and isolated dry thunderstorms for the Central Great Basin, Northern Intermountain, and Northern Plains.
Louisiana -- Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-4606-DR-LA for Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding between May 17th to  the 21st Individual Assistance for five parishes.
June 2, 2021 ---There are no severe weather warnings for today this morning.  There is some ongoing flooding in Texas and it looks like in the days ahead there will be more coming.
FEMA Weekly Update of State-Specific Covid-19 Funeral Assistance Information
Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Multilingual services are available. Please note, phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. Additional information about the assistance and frequently asked questions are available on FEMA.gov.
June 1, 2021 ---Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding possible for Southern Plains, Lower and Middle Mississippi Valleys
Weekly U.S. COVID-19 totals:
o Confirmed Cases: 33,088,420 (+155,083) 0.4 % increase in cases
o Confirmed Deaths: 591,421 (+4,719) 0.8 % increase in deaths  This is an increase in deaths over the previous week.

The Disaster Center is pleased to be able to provide a copies of  Earthquake Safety at Home
through Amazon.

To learn more about this book go to our Earthquake Safety at Home page. 

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.

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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"

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
HUD may provide disaster recovery assistance

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NOAA - Current UV Index Forecast Map -- JPL Asteroid Watch  

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WHO -- Disease Outbreak News     UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal

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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
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