Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards
This guide, now in its third edition, provides homeowners with updated information on protecting their property from natural disasters in Hawaii. Among the updates to previously included hazards—hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and floods—the new edition will cover volcanoes, wildfire, drought, and climate change. Homeowners will find information on reasons to prepare, easy steps to take, and more detailed info on how to keep themselves and their families safe.

Land Use Fuels Wildfire in the West
This easy-to-read article looks at current land use practices to shed light on exactly why the most recent wildfire season has been so devastating, especially in California. With information on urban growth, fire suppression practices, and the impacts of sprawl combined with fire, the underlying causes of the 2018 fire season become clear.

If you’re thinking about building project, you should also be thinking of how to keep your investment safe from disaster. This site provides quick information on disasters by locale for businesses and governments all of over the world—once you’ve determine the risks you face, it will offer recommendations about how to mitigate them.

The Fredrick C. Cuny Collection
For a glimpse into mind, or at least, office of disaster specialist Fredrick Cuny, take a look at this archive maintained by the Texas A&M University Libraries. The collection includes the working library, office files, press clippings, slides, photographs and video Cuny amassed during his career. With an emphasis on foreign disasters, this collection will be especially useful to those studying disaster migration or refugee issues.

Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative
Wherever disaster strikes, there is sure to be pieces of cultural heritage at stake—from the irreplaceable photographs in your attic to museum-quality works of art. The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative is here to save them. The initiative responds to crises worldwide and also teaches conservators how to safeguard cultural artifacts. The website has more or those efforts, plus helpful resources such as guides on emergency evacuation of collections, response and recovery information, and more on the Heritage Emergency National Task Force co-sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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