Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Publication date: 1 October 2000



(2000), "Floods", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 9 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/dpm.2000.07309dag.004

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Below are a few of the more useful disaster Internet resources reported in the Natural Hazards Observer (January 2000). For a comprehensive list of selected Internet sites dealing with hazards and disasters, see: http://ww.colorado.edu/hazards/sites/sites.html


Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)http://www.floods.org

The Web site of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) now includes Mitigation Success Stories in the United States the purpose of which is two-fold: to showcase real-world examples of natural hazard mitigation and to publicise the benefits of mitigation across the country. The examples are intended to serve as models that provide decision makers with information about how to formulate hazard reduction programs in their communities.

Flash Flood Laboratory, Colorado State Universityhttp://www.cira.colostate.edu/fflab/stuart/web site/welcome.htm

Because flash floods are a pervasive risk along the foothills of northern Colorado, Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, hosts a Flash Flood Laboratory. The lab's Web site describes the mission and current projects of the institution, provides recent news (it currently offers information about the recent flooding in Venezuela) and a list of recent flash floods, offers information on how to prepare for and survive a flash flood, links to other flash-flood-related sites, and presents more information and research concerning the 1997 flash flood that struck Fort Collins – including disaster recovery lessons learned by the university whose library and several other facilities were severely damaged. For more information about the laboratory, contact the Flash Flood Laboratory Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University, Foothills Campus, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375; (970) 491-8448; e-mail: flashflood@cira.colnstate.edu