Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 July 2004



(2004), "Hurricanes", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 13 No. 3.



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USA Today hurricane Web site, maintained by USA Today, includes historical information and a wide variety of hurricane-related resources and links.

Coastal Risk Atlas (CRA) Coastal Risk Atlas (CRA), a joint project of the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center (CSC), is an on-line risk/vulnerability tool for analyzing coastal storms. The site features several Internet map services providing hazard, demographic, and critical facility information for the Mississippi Gulf Coast and northeast Florida. It also offers maps providing other spatial data as well as real-time observations.

Hazards and GIS: Help Spread the Word! the 2003 Natural Hazards Workshop held in Boulder, Colorado, this past summer, a group of 50 participants met to discuss common interests in hazards applications of geographic information systems/sciences (GIS). Acting on a recommendation from the group, a new web site has recently been launched to encourage sharing of information about how the hazards community is using GIS for hazards-related activities and to provide useful and easily accessible resources for everyone. The site is active, and the managers have issued a general call to all those who are interested in GIS and hazards, encouraging them to link to the web page and provide suggestions, pertinent links, comments, or anything else they consider useful. There are countless potential cosponsors and participants for this effort from the various public, private, and nonprofit agencies and organizations currently working with hazards and GIS.

Specifically, site organizers are looking for the following input: information on any available GIS resources for hazards-related data, hazards research that is using GIS, and any other general suggestions. Please contact either Lavanya Gandluru,; or John C. Pine, Department of Environmental Studies, 42 Atkinson Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; Tel: (225) 578-1075; E-mail:; Web site:

(Extracted from the Natural Hazards Observor, Vol. XXVII, (3 & 4))

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