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Emergency Preparedness: Popular and Practical: Materials to check out on Emergency Preparedness
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Title: The Johnstown Flood
Author: McCullough, David
ISBN: 0671207148
Reading Level: Adult.
Notes: American historian McCullough provides a fascinating look at how and why the dam failed and flooded Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889.

 
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Title: The Hot Zone
Author: Preston, Richard
ISBN: 0385479565
Reading Level: Adult.
Notes: In this slightly fictionalized story, Preston chronicles an outbreak of the Ebola virus in an animal testing facility near Washington, D.C., and provides information and scenarios for other deadly threats.

 
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Title: Americans at Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared for Megadisasters and What We Can Do Now
Author: Redlener, Irwin
Publisher: Knopf (2006)
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 9780307265265
Call Number: 363.347 R248a
Reading Level: Adult.
273 pgs.

 
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Title: The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why
Author: Ripley, Amanda
ISBN: ocn259266141
Reading Level: 0.
Notes: The award-winning Time Magazine journalist writes about epic disasters and partakes in disaster simulations. Her conclusion: we can do better.

 
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Title: The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina
Author: Van Heerden, Ivor
ISBN: 0670037818
Reading Level: Adult.
Notes: This explanation of what happened before, during and after the disaster is part science, part thriller.