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USGS Emergency Management

During incidents of natural significance, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides support to certain National Response Plan emergency support functions.

The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; and manage water, biological, energy and mineral resources. The USGS has a special scientific focus for FY 07 and beyond on lessening the adverse impacts of natural hazards - - volcanoes, earthquake, hurricanes, landslides, wild fires, and floods.   More...

Natural Hazards Support System
Today's earthquake, volcano, wildland fires and weather warnings. Click image for current data.

The Natural Hazards Support System (NHSS) is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of current natural hazards events for the public as well as USGS Federal, State and local partners.

Issues of Interest

USGS Disaster Alert Tools

Emergency/Disaster Charters

Disease - National Wildlife Health Center


Natural Hazards Gateway

USGS Real-Time Resources

Natural Hazards Support System

Earthquakes  Available in RSS Available in CAP

Landslides  Available in CAP

Volcanoes  Available in CAP


Current Threat Advisory

DOI Emergency Policy

Elevated - Yellow. Color Bar: Red=Severe, Orange=High, Yellow=Elevated, Blue=Guarded, Green=Low

DHS color codes

DOI Emergency Management

Departmentwide policy relating to emergency management is found in the Department's Manual, Part 900:

Chapter 1: Policy, Functions & Responsibilities
Chapter 2: Continuity of Operations Program
Chapter 3: National Security Emergency Preparedness
Chapter 4: Coordination of Emergency Incidents
Chapter 5: National Response Plan Coordination

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