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  • Extreme cold - Shanxi Province, China

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  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Iran and Caspian Sea

    9 hours ago WARNING

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  • Flood - Parana Basin, South America

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  • Flood - Chennai, Eastern India

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  • Flood - NW of Hechi, Guangxi, China

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  • Flood - Yenisey Basin, SW of Selenga River, Russia and Mongolia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Greece

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - W of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Rainfall - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - N of Hearst, Ontario, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Babahoyo, Los Rios, Ecuador

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Vallegrande, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Reykjanes Ridge

    16 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

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

    20 hours ago WARNING

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    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

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  • Flood - W of Bengawan Solo Basin, Indonesia

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    20 hours ago WARNING

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    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

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  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    20 hours ago WARNING

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  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

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    20 hours ago WARNING

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    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

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  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Itapicuru Basin, Brazil

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    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    20 hours ago WARNING

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    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Afghanistan and Pakistan

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  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

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  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

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  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Qiantang Jiang Basin, China and Taiwan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Fiji region

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

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

    7 months ago WARNING

  • High Wind - SW of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Catabato Province, Philippines

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Chiba, Japan

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Italy

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Catabato Province, Philippines

    23 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Reykjanes Ridge

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 128 km E of Nago, Japan

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

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    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

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  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

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  • Drought - Tonga

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  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Landslides - Cameroon

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  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

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    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    4 weeks ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Island, New Zealand

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

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    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

May 27, 2015

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) awarded the 2015 Dr. Arthur N. L. Chiu Award for Hurricane Preparedness to Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) Senior Weather Specialist Glenn James. The award is presented annually during the National Weather Service Hurricane Season Outlook briefing to honor an individual, organization, or business that has demonstrated innovation or excellence in hurricane preparedness for the community.

Mr. James was selected as the Dr. Arthur N. L. Chiu recipient by the Weather Impacts Advisory Committee, which fulfills the functions of the Hawaii State Hurricane Advisory Committee as the multi-agency and private sector advisors to emergency management professionals on technical and practical solutions to Hawaii’s hurricane hazards.

James has worked with PDC since its inception, nearly 20 years ago, and has delivered countless contributions to hurricane preparedness in Hawaii and globally. Since October 2011, nearly 1,500 of his Tropical Cyclone Activity Reports (more than 1,000 of them for the Pacific basin) have been featured on PDC’s Weather Wall, a blog providing daily coverage of meteorological and geological hazards around the globe. The Activity Reports posted by James cover the Pacific Basin, including the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas; and during the Atlantic hurricane season, a separate Report is issued for the Atlantic Basin, including the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

The hurricane preparedness activities pursued by Mr. James have changed over the years, always keeping pace with changing technology. Still, over the past two decades, he has also made time to give presentations to groups of students and to advise, assist and educate others about weather hazards.

Dr. Chiu was an internationally recognized expert in structural engineering who provided guidance and support in hurricane preparedness through the Hawaii State Hurricane Advisory Committee.

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