Federal Emergency Management Services
Probably the first place you should go to on the Web for information on floods. FEMA provides key
phone numbers, preparedness information, recovery information, news from individual states, maps
and weather links.
Public Television's own Newton's Apple has an excellent write-up on floods and how they
are caused. They also have suggested activities/home experiments so you can see how difficult
water management can be. It's a well researched and informative (fun too) Web page.
USGS Water Resources Information
The water resources page of all pages, the USGS offers real-time hydrologic data, giving
up-to-date satellite imagery and data on stream flows in U.S. states. Lots of facts and data
to sift through here.
The SAST Database
A very in-depth scientific approach to flood research: the Scientific Assessment and
Strategy Team present their data and images from studies done on the Mississippi and
Missouri River basins, before, during, and after floods.