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USGS Science to Keep Us Safe: Floods and Drought

The scarcity or overabundance of water presents some of the most dangerous, damaging and costly threats to human life, ecosystems and property in the...

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USGS Crews Work to Measure Record Flooding Caused by Sally

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during, and after Hurricane Sally, visit usgs.gov/sally.  

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USGS and EERE: Collaborating to Strengthen America’s Energy and Resource Independence

In a joint blog post hosted by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Rewenable Energy, DOE EERE Assistant Secretary Dan Simmons...

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Track Potential Flooding from Hurricane Sally

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Sally, visit usgs.gov/sally. 

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USGS Scientists Work on Four Tropical Cyclones at Once

Laura and Sally affecting Gulf Coast, waves from Paulette and Teddy to strike Atlantic beaches

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to...

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Sally expected to alter Gulf Coast Beaches from Louisiana to Alabama

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during, and after Hurricane Sally, visit www.usgs.gov/special-topic...

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National Preparedness Month 2020: Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Natural hazards have the potential to impact a majority of Americans every year.  USGS science provides part of the foundation for emergency...

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Understanding Your Community’s Volcano Hazard Risk is One Way to Plan During National Preparedness Month

Disasters and emergencies can happen at any time, often without warning. Natural hazards threaten thousands of lives and cause billions of dollars in...

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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, a time for Americans to review their preparedness plans for disasters or emergencies in their homes...

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Track Potential Flooding from Laura with USGS Flood Event Viewer

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Laura, visit www.usgs.gov/laura

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USGS: Laura to Strongly Affect Louisiana Beaches, Barrier Islands

Some erosion likely for nearly one-half of sandy shorelines from East Texas to Alabama

Editor's Note: This updated story reflects today's coastal...

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USGS: Laura to strongly affect Texas, Louisiana beaches and barrier islands

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Laura, visit www.usgs.gov/laura

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