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General Information

United States Formal Name: United States of America
The United States is situated mostly in central North America and bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The area with 9.628 million square kilometers consist of forty-eight states in mainland, the state of Alaska, and the state of Hawaii. It has geographic variety with its large size, divided by the old mountainous area of the eastern states, the coastal plain of the Atlantic seaboard, the western states with rugged mountains, and the flat prairie in the central states. It also has most climate types from a polar climate in Alaska and a tropical climate in Florida, and from an oceanic climate to a continental climate.
The capital is Washington, D.C. The population is 281.42 million. It contains a diversity of races, such as European descent, African descent, indigenous population, and Asian and Pacific descent.

Overview of Disasters

The United States has wide variety of disasters such as earthquake, Tsunami, flood, sediment disasters, volcanic eruption, hurricane, tornado, drought, heat wave, heavy snow, forest fire, and coastal erosion.

Recent Major Disasters

Landslide (March 2000)

On 7 March 2000, a major landslide involving an area of 15 ha occurred in the Bayil zone of the Sabayil district, south of Baku city center. The landslide in the Bayil slope destroyed dozens of shops, apartments and gas stations. After the incident, it was decided to move roughly 300 families from this territory.

Landslide (March 2000)

On 7 March 2000, a major landslide involving an area of 15 ha occurred in the Bayil zone of the Sabayil district, south of Baku city center. The landslide in the Bayil slope destroyed dozens of shops, apartments and gas stations. After the incident, it was decided to move roughly 300 families from this territory.

Landslide (March 2000)

On 7 March 2000, a major landslide involving an area of 15 ha occurred in the Bayil zone of the Sabayil district, south of Baku city center. The landslide in the Bayil slope destroyed dozens of shops, apartments and gas stations. After the incident, it was decided to move roughly 300 families from this territory.

Organization

Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction (SDR) is an a subcommittee of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) under the President\\\'s National Science and Technology Council and facilitates national strategies for reducing disaster risks and losses that are based on effective use of science and technology.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is set up under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead and support the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.

Plan

A series of 14 hazard-specific implementation plans which identifies priority actions for science and technology to meet the "Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction" was released in April 2008.
National Response Framework which defines the principles, roles, and structures that organize how to respond to disasters as a nation was published in May 2008.

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