A 20-year journey of hope

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    6 minutes ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    5 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    6 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    56 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Highwind - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Creston, British Columbia, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Mandous

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 14 km NW of Ciranjang-hilir, Indonesia

    13 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 9 km E of Tsurib, Russia

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 140 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of State of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Jilkminggan, Northern Territory, Australia

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Rainfall - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Taiwan

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Rainfall - S of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 174 km W of Abepura, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - S of Diapaga, Tapoa, Burkina Faso

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ouadda, Haute, Kotto, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ndele, Bamingui, Bangoran, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Ndele, Bamingui-Bangoran, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Zemio, Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Zemio, Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Africa

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Singapore

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Risaralda Department, Colombia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ca Mau, Cà Mau, Vietnam

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Bermejo, Tarija, Bolivia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Fog - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Mount Surprise, Queensland, Australia

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Southern Portugal

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Peru

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - San Miguel, El Salvador

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 178 km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Brazil

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Central Vietnam

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Telangana, India

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, China, India and Nepal

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Yogyakarta, Bantul Regency, Indonesia

    18 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Qinghai, Xizang and Yunnan, China

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Jinzhou, Liaoning, China

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran and Iraq

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Sumbawanga, Rukwa, Tanzania

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - SE of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Obo, Haut, Mbomou, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ndele, Bamingui, Bangoran, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Birao, Vakaga, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Ishikawa, Japan

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Luzon, Philippines

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Uruguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - North Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southern Finland

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volga Basin, Russia and Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Daan, Jilin, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Pallasovka, Volgograd, Russia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Huai He Basin, N of Huai He River, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yancheng, East China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Villarrica, Chile

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mid-Indian Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Territory, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Queensland, Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - South Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Floods - Johannesburg City, South Africa

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

January 11, 2016

It’s been a long road, and we’ve come a long way.  But we’ve not done it alone. Thanks to the visionaries who saw the possibilities for a safer world, to the brave who pushed the limits of science and technology, and to the dedicated who never wavered from the commitment to make progress and save lives, one step at a time and one day at a time, Pacific Disaster Center will be 20 years old this year.

The vision has to be credited to the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (1924-2012), who after Hurricane Iniki devastated his home state of Hawaii, took steps to ensure that science and technology will be used more effectively to help better protect every citizen, in Hawaii, in the Pacific, and around the world.  His vision for a center that will use technology to help reduce risks in the “Asia Pacific region and beyond” is a legacy that will be with us forever.

On the occasion of its twentieth year, PDC must also pause to thank all those before us, those still with us, and everyone in between who has helped to realize the noble vision, dedicating their effort, intellect, time, and heart to the betterment of humanity, relentlessly working to improve the information, the tools, and the methods that help those who rush to the aid of citizens in need around the world and around the clock.  PDC is honored and humbled to recognize our partners, at home and abroad.

Today, PDC’s applications and information reach nearly two million citizens worldwide.  Our maps and analyses help coordinate relief efforts from Nepal to Haiti to Japan to the Indian Ocean, and everywhere in between. Our state-of-the-art DisasterAWARE® platform and risk assessments are used for risk reduction by U.S. and UN agencies, by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and foreign governments, and by a wide range of intergovernmental and nongovernmental humanitarian organizations (I/NGOs) around the globe.

We could not have done this without our partners. From data providers to implementation partners, from those sharing their needs and thoughts to those providing resources, we owe a great deal of gratitude. Thank you all for helping PDC reach its successful 20th anniversary.

Throughout 2016, we will be looking back at some of the important people and critical moments that have helped shape our Center, our tools and products, our partnerships, and the disaster management community. As we kick off the year, we again would like to take a moment to say “Thank you!” to those that have been a part of our history, those who have supported us along the way, and those who have joined us for the journey.

We have much more left to do. With your continued encouragement, we’ll get there together.

Thank you for helping us realize the vision of fostering disaster-resilient communities, through sicience, information, technology, and exchange. 

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