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Hazard preparedness
Awareness of the consequences of hazards and actions to be taken before, during, or after hazards occur or are encountered.
Subtopics:
Aviation safety (5 items)
Earthquake preparedness (23 items)

Fire preparedness (4 items)
Flood preparedness (8 items)
Landslide preparedness (8 items)
Tsunami preparedness (7 items)


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Riding the storm -- landslide danger in the San Francisco Bay Area [More info]
Video: Learn what USGS scientists have discovered about landslide dynamics and which slopes are most susceptible to sliding. Hear the devastating stories of Bay Area residents affected by landslides and learn to recognize the danger signs.
PDF The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and tsunamis--a modern perspective and enduring legacies [More info]
Summarizes what we learned about this historic earthquake and how our ability to monitor and respond to events of this type have changed, including our awareness of tsunami effects.
PDF The landslide handbook -- A guide to understanding landslides [More info]
Basic information for homeowners, communities, emergency managers, and decisionmakers. Includes sections on landslide types, evaluation tools, and mitigation techniques.
PDF U.S. Geological Survey disaster response and the International Charter for space and major disasters [More info]
How we support an international agreement designed to facilitate the use of remote sensing data for assisting when major disasters occur anywhere on earth.
PDF Understanding risk and resilience to natural hazards [More info]
General approach taken by USGS to providing communities with the tools and information they need to prepare for natural hazards that may affect them.
Water resources of Virginia - floods [More info]
Brief description of project for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to prepare and modify Flood Insurance Rate Maps based on flood frequency analysis, ground surveys, and flood profiles in Virginia.
Wildland fire research [More info]
Thematic descriptions of research to meet the varied needs of the fire management community and to understand the role of fire in the landscape including fire management support, studies of postfire effects, and fire history and ecology.
A Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in the Tacoma Fault Zone-A Plausible Scenario for the Southern Puget Sound Region, Washington [More info]
Scientific description of the likely effects of a significant earthquake on this densely populated area.
Advanced National Seismic System (seismic network) [More info]
A program of studies with instruments to provide accurate and timely data and information on seismic events, including their effects on buildings and structures, employing modern monitoring methods and technologies.
PDF Airborne Volcanic Ash - A Global Threat to Aviation [More info]
Explains the problem, describes procedures used to cope with it, ways of monitoring and detecting hazardous conditions, and warning systems currently available to help mitigate the dangers.
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