Many web-based resources offer information on disaster assistance,
preparedness, and other news related to 2005 hurricane season,
including a number of UC Davis web sites. Some key sites are listed
below. In addition, the UC Davis University Library features a wide
range of print resources including maps, government documents, news
resources, and scientific and technical information. For assistance in
locating other relevant resources contact a librarian subject
UC Davis - Hurricane Katrina Relief News and Information (http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/hurricane/)
The UC Davis site highlights efforts to help those in Hurricane
Katrina's destructive path and asks for our help in reaching out to
any members of the UC Davis community with ties to the affected Gulf
How to Help
Helping Victims of Hurricane Katrina: Your Guide to Giving Wisely (Federal Trade Commission) (http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/tmarkg/charity.htm)
In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Americans
are opening their hearts and wallets to help the affected communities
in the Gulf Coast. The federal government is advising that the best
way to provide immediate assistance is to donate money directly to
established national relief organizations with the experience and
means to deliver aid.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
FEMA's continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort
to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal
response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also
initiates proactive mitigation activities and trains first
Hurricane Recovery: FirstGov.gov
- The Federal Government's Portal,
firstgov.gov, provides further information on missing persons. It also
provides information for people in the Armed Services affected by
the 2005 hurricanes.
- This site provides information interruptions to mail service in areas
affected by hurricanes.
Response 2005: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- EPA emergency response personnel are working in partnership with FEMA
to help assess the damage and prepare for cleanup from the hurricanes. In
emergency situations such as this, EPA serves as the lead Agency for the
cleanup of hazardous materials, including oil and gasoline.
- HUD Newsroom
the latest information on completed and pending actions of the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a toll-free number for
the public to get information on housing needs, and notices to mortgage
lenders about forbearance in the aftermath of the hurricanes
Data: U.S. Census Bureau
- The U.S. Census Bureau is providing a quick compilation of basic data
on areas affected by hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
- Davis -
Veterinary Emergency Response Team
- The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) in the School of
Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis has formed a
volunteer disaster response team known as the UCD Veterinary Emergency
Response Team (VERT).
Road to Animal Rescue
- Animal Rescue Team from UC Davis rescuing horses in flood
Articles about disaster preparation, animal rescue and emergency care from
UC Davis Center for Equine Health
Some Key Elements in Developing a Disaster Plan for Animal Care
- From UC Davis
DANR Guide to Disaster Preparedness
- From UC Davis, Veterinary Medicine Extension (91 pages; click on PDF
Disaster Preparedness Training Manuals, Workshops,Videotapes and Resource
Disaster Planning for Your Pet
Helpful Tips: Will Your Horse Survive a Fire, Flood or
The Wildlife Health Center
Disaster Preparedness, Animal Health Branch, California Department of Food
Disaster Planning Tips for Pets, Livestock and Wildlife
- From FEMA
Saving the Whole Family
- From the American Veterinary Medical Association
The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW
The Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS)
Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society of the United States: 2005 Disaster Response
Rescuing Animals in Disasters
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA Preparedness Smart Practices
Spotlight May 7, 2003
VMAT - Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams
Historic Deployment of VMAT Teams to Katrina-Ravaged Area
Relief and Rescue Efforts
- Emergencies and
Disasters (Department of Homeland Security)
- DHS is coordinating information about hurricane relief
activities for all federal agencies.
- This site is provides information and services relating to disaster
management including preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. It
includes links to information related to disasters such as Hurricane
Katrina, acts of terror, drought, earthquakes, floods, tornados, and more.
Topics for Hurricane Katrina include status of roads, post offices, power
outages, and food and water safety.
Relief Organizations: Special Libraries Association
- SLA's Information Professionals' Alliance on Natural Disasters and
Accidents is reaching out to librarians and information professionals in
the U.S. Gulf Coast areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. IPANDA was
formed to link our global community and facilitate the sharing of
assistance in times of natural disaster or catastrophic accidents. Visit
Weblog to connect with fellow SLA members and info pros, to read or
share info and personal stories, or to post requests of help needed or
Climate and Weather Conditions
- National Oceanic & Atmospheric
- NOAA's mission entails environmental assessment, prediction, and
stewardship. It is dedicated to monitoring and assessing the state of
the environment in order to make accurate and timely forecasts to
protect life, property, and natural resources, as well as to promote the
economic well-being of the United States and to enhance its
Hurricanes: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center
National Weather Service
- Atlantic Oceanographic and
Meteorological Laboratory NOAA
- NOAA/National Environmental
Satellite, Data, and Information Service
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Hurricane Katrina Response
NASA Hurricane Resource Page
Maps, Aerial Photos, and Satellite Images
- NASA's Earth Observatory provides freely-accessible new satellite
imagery and scientific information focusing on Earth's climate and
- FEMA Mapping & Analysis
- The Mapping and Analysis Center (MAC) provides national level
Geographic Information System (GIS) support and coordination to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- USGS: Hurricanes
and Extreme Storm Impact Studies
USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program investigates the extent and causes
of coastal impacts of hurricanes and extreme storms on the coasts of the
Food and Agriculture
USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance
- The Farm Service
Agency provides emergency locan to producers in counties declared
presidential disaster areas.
- USDA Food Safety and Inspection
- The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the
public health agency in the U.S. Department
of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial
supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and
correctly labeled and packaged.
USDA Rural Development - Hurricane Katrina
- USDA Rural
Development can help people with damaged homes that need rehabilitation
and repair. They can also help manage payments on existing loans or get
new loans for needed repairs.
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the American Council on
Education (ACE) and the National Association of College and University
Business Officers (NACUBO) have created CampusRelief.org, a resource for
institutions, students, faculty and staff to aid in the recovery from
these natural disasters. This site is updated regularly, please check back
often for the latest news and information.
- Chronicle of Higher
- This section of the Chronicle Of Higher Education site
official announcements from colleges affected by the hurricanes
from associations and government agencies.
- Association of American
- The AAMC has established this Web site to serve as a central
resource for medical schools, students, teaching hospitals, and residents,
to facilitate coordination between academic medicine and the National
Institutes of Health (NIH).
Librarians' Index to the Internet
- The Librarians' Index to the Internet provides a well-organized point
of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet
American Library Organization
- This site contains ongoing news coverage on how Hurricane Katrina has
affected librarians, libraries, and collections.
- Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Internet Archive and many individual contributors created a comprehensive list of websites documenting the historic devastation and massive relief effort due to Hurricane Katrina. The sites were crawled between the dates of September 4 - October 17th.
This collection, containing more than 25 million searchable documents, will be preserved by Internet Archive with access to historians, researchers, scholars and the general public.
Published: April 21, 2005