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National Preparedness Month: USGS Helping People Prepare For Natural Hazards
2013-08-30 06:51:14

As National Preparedness Month begins, it may be a good time to reflect on the threats we face around us, including damaging hurricanes, devastating wildfires, extreme heat waves and severe drought, among others.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.