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WHORM - Disasters (DI)

(9.33 linear feet; boxes 1-24)

A primary category containing information pertaining to Disasters and Disaster Relief, including Aid in the form of Materials, Services, Gifts and Loans. Other types of records include formal requests for disaster assistance from local and state officials, as well as correspondence from state, national, and foreign officials. Also included are personal letters from private citizens describing their experiences in disasters.

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

DI Disasters (.13 ft.; box 1)

A subject category containing some general information on the administration's disaster policy, as well as requests for disaster assistance and correspondence from state and federal officials.

DI001 Accidents (.8 ft.; boxes 1-3)

A secondary subject category containing information and correspondence pertaining to accidents, such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

DI002 Natural Disasters (9.12 ft.; boxes 3-24)

A secondary subject category containing information and correspondence pertaining to natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Hugo, Andrew, and Iniki and the San Francisco area earthquake.

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