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DHS: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Learn about the NRP (National Response Plan), ICS (Incident Command System), NIMS (National Incident Management System) as well as effective coordination among local, state, and federal responders and the private sector. Click here for DHS information specific to disasters.

CERT: United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Learn about the frequent, high impact types of security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.

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CEMA: Connecticut Office Of Emergency Management
The Connecticut Office of Emergency Management posts alerts on their website. You can subscribe to their e-alerts.

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InfraGard Connecticut
Connecticut State chapter of the National InfraGard is a private sector/public sector group. Corporate membership is free. An FBI background check will be required.

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NEDRIX: New England Disaster Recovery Information X-Change
A non-profit organization with more than 600 active members throughout the six New England States. They have a system of Alert Notifications. logo
NYC-OEM: New York City Office of Emergency Management
NYC-OEM—CorpNet program—In partnership with the City’s business community, OEM offers the CorpNet information service. CorpNet aims to provide business partners current, accurate information about emergencies to enhance awareness and aid decision-making should their businesses be affected.

Medical and Health Alerts/Advisories

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MedWatch: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Learn about drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. You can Subscribe to the MedWatch E-list handled entirely by the NIH Listserv web site.

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CDC: Center for Disease Control
Health advisories and health conditions in foreign countries and outbreaks. Check Travelers’ Health for information for travelers.

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WHO: World Health Organization
Latest information on outbreaks.

Overseas and Travel Alerts/Advisories

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U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Travel Warnings and Consular Warning Sheets issued when the State Department decides. Issues watches for Americans to avoid travel to a certain countries, both short-term (Travel Alerts) and long-term (Travel Warnings).

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OSAC: The Overseas Security Advisory Council
OSAC is part of the State Department. Is mission is to foster the exchange of security related information between the U.S. Government and the American private sector operating abroad. Administered by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, OSAC has developed into an enormously successful joint venture for effective security cooperation. Through OSAC, the American private sector, including colleges and universities, is provided timely information on which to make informed corporate decisions on how best to protect their investment, facilities, personnel and intellectual property abroad. logo
First Gov
Provides travel safety information for air travel and domestic and international travel.

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CIA: Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook
Contains a profile of countries as of January 1, 2004.

Weather Alerts/Advisories

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NHS: National Weather Service
Primary source of weather data, forecasts and warnings for the United States. Television weathercasters and private meteorology companies prepare their forecasts using this information. The NWS is the official voice for issuing warnings during life-threatening weather situations.

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NHC: National Hurricane Center
The source for alerts and risk assessment of hurricanes.

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space, and sun.


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NSSL: The National Severe Storms Laboratory
NOAA’s internationally known research laboratories. Investigates all aspects of severe weather.

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American Red Cross
Contains helpful information and tips on preparing for weather related and other hazards, as well as disaster advisories.