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Internet Resources for Crisis Coverage

Anthrax Threats
http://www.usps.com/news/2001/press/pr01_1010tips.htm
US Postal Service tips on how to identify and deal with suspicious letters or parcels.

Are You Ready?
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/
FEMA’s guide for citizens has preparedness lists and facts about natural and man-made disasters.

Aviation Links
http://www.newslab.org/links/aviationlinks.htm
NewsLab links to essential sites for tracking flights, aircraft, other data.

Breaking News
http://www.newslab.org/links/breakingnews.htm
Quick links for typical breaking news stories

Covering Victims
http://www.newslab.org/resources/victims.htm
Tips on dealing with victims of tragedy or disaster.

Chemical Databases
http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/cameo/index.htm
EPA site has links to fact sheets and background on toxic chemicals.

Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention
http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/index.htm
EPA site has info on Risk Management Plans, regulated chemicals, safety alerts.

DisasterLinks
http://www.cbsnews.com/digitaldan/disaster/disasters.shtml
Mega-list of links from CBS News.

Emergency Response Guidebook
http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/erg/gydebook.htm
US Department of Transportation guide helps identify hazardous materials in case of a chemical spill, and tells what protection is needed.

FLASH
http://www.flash.org/
Non-profit has hazard guides on natural disasters from earthquakes to tsunamis, as well as terrorism threats.

How to Develop an Emergency Plan
http://www.newslab.org/resources/disasterplan.htm
Tips for putting together a disaster-coverage plan for your station.

Material Safety Data Sheets
http://www.ilpi.com/msds/
Site has links, plus a cool glossary and “demystefier” to explain fuzzy terms.

Natural Hazards Resources Directory
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/resource/
NOAA site links to data, organizations.

State Emergency Management Agencies
http://www.fema.gov/about/contact/statedr.shtm
Directory of contacts from FEMA, with Web sites and email addresses.


 

 

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