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Emergency Management

During incidents of national significance, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides support to certain National Response Framework emergency support functions. The National Reponse Framework sets forth guidelines for all response partners to prepare for, and provide a unified response in the event of any domestic incident.

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.

See also United States Geological Survey (USGS) Natural Hazards Response Factsheet

Real-time Resources

Imagery and GIS Related to Emergency Operations





Emergency Resources

Disease - National Wildlife Health Center


USGS & DOI Documents

USGS Emergency Response Documents

DOI Emergency Policy

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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