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Written by practitioners and researchers, each issue of the new Natural Hazards Informer from the Hazards Center is intended to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art information about a specific aspect of natural hazards research, policy, or management practice. For example, the inaugural issue, by floodplain management experts French Wetmore and Gil Jamieson, is entitled "Flood mitigation planning: the CRS approach".
The Informer is intended to be used by all persons interested in the mitigation of natural hazards and thus is being sent to all subscribers of the Hazard Center's regular printed newsletter, the Natural Hazards Observer. There is no need to subscribe separately to the Informer. The Observer and Informer are free to persons in the USA and cost $15 per year elsewhere. Subscriptions should be directed to the Hazards Center Publications Clerk, Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, Campus Box 482, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0482. Tel: (303) 492 6819; Fax: (303) 492 2151; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Printed copies of the first Informer are no longer available; however, it is available online. To see "Flood mitigation planning: the CRS approach" go to the Hazards Center Web site http://www.colorado.edu/hazards and click on the Informer, or simply go directly to the URL above. http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/qr/qr.html
The Natural Hazards Center's "Quick response" reports are brief summaries of research conducted immediately following hazard events concerning the effects of and immediate responses to disasters.
These studies are conducted as part of the Natural Hazard Center's Quick Response Program. The Center has four new full text reports available on the World Wide Web:
QR116: Warning Response and Risk Behavior in the Oak Grove, Birmingham, Alabama, Tornado of 8 April 1998, by David R. Legates and Matthew D. Biddle.
QR117: Hurricane Georges: The Experience of the Media and Emergency Management on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, by Henry W. Fischer III.
QR118: Flash Flooding in Kansas: A Study of Emergency Response and Victims' Perceptions, by Bimai Kanti Paul.
QR119: Motor Vehicles in Tornadic Winds, by Paul King, Barbara Hammer, Yuichi Ono and Thomas Schmidlin.
The entire list of quick response reports is available http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/qr/qr.html
In addition, printed copies can be purchased for $5.00 each, plus shipping charges ($3.20 for the USA; $4.00, Canada, Mexico, and international surface mail; and $5.00 for international air printed matter). An online publication order form is available from http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/puborder.html