Shelter from the Storm

Tsunami Central

This special "Tsunami Update" Web site provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on the current situation in Southeast Asia and implications in the countries affected by the recent, devastating tsunamis. It provides a rundown of the operational status of airports and the general state of the tourism infrastructure in the affected areas. This information is gathered by operations teams deployed to the most affected locations and by a global network of alarm centers and clinics. Electronic information and updates from local emergency and disaster organizations are also included to provide comprehensive information in one convenient location.

Tremor Tracker

This Web site is provided by the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program as part of an effort to reduce earthquake hazards in the United States. It is part of the USGS Geologic Discipline and is the USGS component of the multiagency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The goal of the Web site is to provide and apply relevant earthquake science information and knowledge for reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage from earthquakes through understanding of their characteristics and effects and by providing the information and knowledge needed to mitigate these losses.

Garden Variety Weather

For information on less lethal weather events that might nonetheless impact your next meeting, visit the National Weather Service (NWS) Web site. The NWS provides weather, climate, and nautical forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters, and ocean areas. The site features a national map for weather watches, warnings, and advisories; current forecast maps; airport status reports; and monitor maps depicting predictions of weather fronts, precipitation, major storms, and brush fires.