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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
US Geological Survey and the National Landslide Information Centre (NLIC) http://landslides.usgs.gov/html_files/nlicsun.html
The landslide Web page of the US Geological Survey and the Web site for the National Landslide Information Centre (NLIC) have moved to the addresses above. The first site describes the National Landslide Hazards Program, lists landslide program publications and current projects, and describes recent landslide events. The NLIC site provides "real-time" monitoring of an active landslide in California, San Francisco Bay area landslide maps, links to landslide information for each state, landslide images, other useful links, a virtual field trip to a Colorado landslide, and access to a new on-line bibliographic database.
Disaster Medicine and Public Healthhttp://www.HINAP.org
Recently, the World Health Organisation unveiled the "Health Information Network for Advanced Planning" – HINAP – on the World Wide Web. HINAP consolidates baseline health information by country, identifies health issues of primary concern, and makes this information available for program planning. Up-to-date information is provided during an emergency, permitting program adjustment due to changing circumstances, thereby minimising preventable mortality and morbidity. HINAP currently includes health indices, profiles, and analyses, plus outbreak verification, for nine countries: Albania, Angola, Colombia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Tajikistan, and Uganda.