Agencies update Web sites in preparation for Hurricane Earl
FEMA and the National Hurricane Center among sites refreshed with links to disaster aid
Several federal agencies have updated their Web sites with new information in preparation for an anticipated hit from Hurricane Earl along the Atlantic Coast.
The National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center has the latest data on the hurricane's expected path and effects, along with alert information for communities.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has updated its Web site to include information on Earl, including links to the hurricane center, information on evacuation, and a statement about the positioning of emergency supplies. FEMA's site also has links to Citizen Corps volunteer groups, a directory of FEMA sites on Facebook, Twitter and other social media that also distribute disaster information, as well as links to FloodSmart.gov and other government sites.
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Other sites with preparedness and response information include:
- Ready.gov's Hurricane page contains basic information for households and businesses, along with links to other useful sites
- The Environmental Protection Agency has hurricane preparedness tips and information on keeping food and water safe from hurricanes, floodwaters and other unsafe conditions and
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's CDC's Hurricane page has links to information on disaster-related situations that include special needs populations, evacuations, pets, pregnancy, and information for health care providers.
Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.