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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Emergency Preparedness and Disasters

-01/31/02   Bioterrorism: Legislation to Improve Public Health Preparedness and Response Capacity
-12/21/01   Bioterrorism: Summary of a CRS/National Health Policy Forum Seminar on Federal, State, and Local Public Health Preparedness
-05/24/13   Congressional Primer on Responding to Major Disasters and Emergencies  [274 Kb]
-08/14/02   Department of Homeland Security: State and Local Preparedness Issues Updated.
-10/25/05   Disaster Response and Appointment of a Recovery Czar: The Executive Branch's Response to the Flood of 1927 -- NEW!
-09/14/05   Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) -- Updated
-03/18/11   Earthquakes: Risk, Detection, Warning, and Research  [1266 Kb]
-04/15/11   Effects of Radiation from Fukushima Daiichi on the U.S. Marine Environment  [466 Kb]
-04/05/11   Effects of Radiation from Fukushima Daiichi on U.S. Marine Environment  [447 Kb]
-09/02/05   Emergency Communications: The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and All-Hazard Warnings -- Updated
-06/24/02   Federal Disaster Policies After Terrorists Strike: Issues and Options for Congress -- New!
-08/29/05   Federal Disaster Recovery Programs: Brief Summaries -- Updated
-12/15/06   Federal Emergency Management Policy Changes After Hurricane Katrina: A Summary of Statutory Provisions -- NEW!
-09/13/05   Federal Food Assistance: Hurricane Katrina -- NEW!
-11/28/05   Federal Hurricane Recovery Coordinator: Appointment and Oversight Issues -- NEW!
-08/29/05   Federal Stafford Act Disaster Assistance: Presidential Declarations, Eligible Activities, and Funding -- NEW!
-10/26/05   Flood Risk Management: Federal Role in Infrastructure -- NEW!
-03/24/11   Fukushima Nuclear Crisis  [251 Kb]
-05/05/05   FY2005 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan, Tsunami Relief, and Other Activities -- Updated
-09/19/05   H.R. 3768: the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 -- NEW!
-09/19/05   Hurricane Katrina: DOD Disaster Response -- NEW!
-09/15/05   Hurricane Katrina: Insurance Losses and National Capacities for Financing Disaster Risk -- NEW!
-09/19/05   Hurricane Katrina-Related Immigration Issues and Legislation -- NEW!
-09/12/05   Hurricane Katrina - Stafford Act Authorities and Actions by Governor Blanco and President Bush to Trigger Them -- CRS Memorandum
-09/21/05   Hurricane Katrina: The Public Health and Medical Response -- NEW!
-09/14/05   Hurricane Katrina: The Response by the Internal Revenue Service -- NEW!
-04/08/05   Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami: Food Aid Needs and the U.S. Response -- Updated
-02/10/05   Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami: Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Operations -- Updated
-12/21/06   International Crises and Disasters: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance, Budget Trends, and Issues for Congress -- NEW!
-09/16/05   Issues Raised by Hurricane Katrina: A Focus on Education and Training -- NEW!
-04/05/11   The Japanese Nuclear Incident: Technical Aspects  [249 Kb]
-03/29/11   The Japanese Nuclear Incident: Technical Aspects  [215 Kb]
-04/07/11   Japan 2011 Disaster: CRS Experts  [109 Kb]
-03/15/11   Japan 2011 Disaster: CRS Experts  [107 Kb]
-03/22/11   Japan 2011 Earthquake: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Response  [346 Kb]
-03/17/11   Japan 2011 Earthquake: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Response  [198 Kb]
-04/06/11   Japan's 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami: Economic Effects and Implications for the United States  [588 Kb]
-03/25/11   Japan's 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami: Economic Effects and Implications for the United States  [524 Kb]
-04/13/11   Japan's 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami: Food and Agriculture Implications  [316 Kb]
-09/13/05   The Macroeconomic Effects of Hurricane Katrina -- NEW!
-03/29/11   Nuclear Power Plant Sites: Maps of Seismic Hazards and Population Centers  [506 Kb]
-04/30/10   Oil spills in U.S. Coastal Waters: Background, Governance, and Issues for Congress  [383 Kb]
-09/07/05   Organization and Mission of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate: Issues and Options for the 109th Congress -- NEW!
-11/10/05   Pandemic Influenza: Domestic Preparedness Efforts -- NEW!
-09/13/05   Regulatory Waivers and Extensions Pursuant to Hurricane Katrina -- NEW!
-09/16/05   Repairing and Reconstructing Disaster-Damaged Roads and Bridges: The Role of Federal-Aid Highway Assistance -- NEW!
-09/16/05   Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: Legal Requirements for Federal and State Roles in Declarations of an Emergency or a Major Disaster -- NEW!
-09/06/11   Social Media and Disasters: Current Uses, Future Options, and Policy Considerations  [241 Kb]
-02/05/02   State and Local Preparedness for Terrorism: Policy Issues and Options
-09/16/05   Tax Policy Options After Hurricane Katrina -- NEW!
-10/07/05   Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Its Role in Response to the Effects of Hurricane Katrina -- Updated
-12/27/01   Terrorism Preparedness: A Catalog of Federal Assistance Programs
-05/28/08   Tsunami Detection and Warnings for the United States  [436 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/01/05   Tsunamis: Monitoring, Detection, and Early Warning Systems -- Updated
-11/25/13   Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): U.S. and International Response to Philippines Disaster  [585 Kb]
-03/18/11   U.S. Tsunami Programs: A Brief Overview  [398 Kb]
-03/14/11   U.S. Tsunami Programs: A Brief Overview  [1483 Kb]
-09/16/05   The Use of Federal Troops for Disaster Assistance: Legal Issues -- NEW!