Disaster Recovery Planning: Preparation is the Key to Surviving Disasters

Facts and Figures

The following are some important and interesting facts and figures having to do with 2008 catastrophe losses:

Source: Munich Re, as reported by BBC News, December 29, 2008.

Disaster Planning Websites

Earthquake

U.S. Geological Survey

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic

National Earthquake Information Center

http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eqlists/eqstats.html

Flood

Federal Emergency Management Agency

www.fema.gov

U.S. Geological Survey

www.usgs.gov

Hurricane

Federal Emergency Management Agency

www.fema.gov

National Climatic Data Center

www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html

Tornado

National Weather Service

www.nws.noaa.gov

Tornado Alley Information

www.oar.noaa.gov/spotlite/archive/spot_climatology.html

Volcano

U.S. Geological Survey

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov

www.volcanos.com

www.volcanoes.com

WildFires

National Interagency Fire Center

www.nifc.gov

National Center for Public Policy Research

www.nationalcenter.org

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