Disaster Management information

As hurricane season continues, Hurricane Harvey recovery is overlapping with Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia. Meanwhile, wildfires are raging in the northwest US, and an earthquake struck Mexico this morning.

Now is a good time to focus on the Preparedness Month theme: Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) can help. The NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has resources to help you prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Our information guides on disaster topics and the Disaster Lit® database provide access to curated, reliable information from vetted federal, state, and local governments and organizations.

Find reliable resources in these information guides to current disasters:

Search the disaster literature:

Did you know?

FEMA recognizes libraries as one of the facilities providing “essential services” in case of disaster through the Stafford Act. The means libraries are eligible for federal assistance and temporary relocation facilities following a disaster.  https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/15271?fromSearch=fromsearch&id=3564

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Check out our September 1, 2017, Hurricane Harvey bulletin, which includes links to prior bulletins:


Disaster Information Specialist Program

Disaster Lit® database

Specialized Information Services Division

Disaster Information Management Research Center



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