Prepare with DisasterAWARE for National Preparedness Month

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - San Juan, PR Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Mandous

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 2 km NE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Argentina

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Eastern Uruguay

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Portugal

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Arviat, Nunavut, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limpopo Basin, Southern Africa and Eastern Africa

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 97 km NE of Cabatuan, Philippines

    19 hours ago WATCH

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

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ca Mau, Cà Mau, Vietnam

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chamdo, Qinghai, Xizang and Yunnan, China

    6 hours ago WARNING

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

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alto Rio Sanguer, Chubut, Argentina

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, China, India and Myanmar

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - NE of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 151 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Central Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Tonga

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Fiji

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Africa

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Singapore

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - South Sandwich Islands region

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Southern Finland

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - E of Daan, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Nei Mongol, China

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yancheng, East China

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

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

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of San Ramon de la Nueva Oran, Salta, Argentina

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Caucasus region, Russia

    1 day ago WATCH

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

    1 day ago WARNING

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

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, SW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

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

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limpopo Basin, NW of Limpopo River, Botswana and South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Guayaramerin, El Beni, Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kapuas Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Pekanbaru, Jambi, Riau and Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yellow River Basin, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, North China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yalu River Basin, China, South Korea and North Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, NE of Yangtze River, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chennai, Eastern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, India and Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, NE of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, NW of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Turkana Basin, Ethiopia and Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tamale, Northern, Ghana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Bolama, Bolama, Guinea-Bissau

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Bandar Lampung, Lampung, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amur Basin, China, Russia and Mongolia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zambezi Basin, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Territory, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - San Miguel, El Salvador

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    2 days ago WARNING

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

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Villarrica, Chile

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    5 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 week ago WARNING

  • 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

September 1, 2014

Themed “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action and Prepare,” September is National Preparedness Month, part of an annual campaign designed to encourage people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is the sponsor of the American campaign.

To contribute to this national effort, throughout September, PDC will highlight various features of its Global Hazards Atlas—the publicly accessible system powered by the DisasterAWARE platform—with releases here on pdc.org. These will include information on basic functionality of the Atlas, along with quick tips on how to access more information (via pop-ups, “Area Brief, ” etc.) to help you better understand the context (or impacts) of a hazard. From a standard internet browser, users can access this sophisticated geospatial environment at atlas.pdc.org.

DisasterAWARE is an early warning and decision support platform that continually monitors reliable scientific data sources for events deemed potentially hazardous to people, property, or assets around the globe and posts these incidents as “Active Hazards.” This highly interactive global map viewer displays real time information streams on multiple hazards; a range of geospatial data, such as population, infrastructure, and critical facilities; as well as models of potential impacts. By combining the information Atlas supplies, users can gain a better understanding of hazards around the world, including in their own region or community.

Stay Tuned!

(UPDATED) Access the DIY Preparedness Series
• DIY Preparedness: Map Tips
• DIY Preparedness: Layer Navigation
• DIY Preparedness: Layer Controls
• DIY Preparedness: Area Brief

For more information on FEMA’s National Preparedness Month:
• Visit the National Preparedness Month website,
• Visit FEMA’s National Preparedness Community page, and
• Look at what NOAA is doing to prepare.

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