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  • Extreme Cold - Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada

    45 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Yuxi, Yunnan, China

    56 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Jackson, AL Region, United States

    59 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Camden, AR Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Mavinga, Cuando Cubango and Moxico, Angola

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Port Burwell, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Epi, Vanuatu

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Air Quality - Montreal, Québec, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - N of Orillia, Ontario, Canada

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Snow Squall - SE of Wawa, Ontario, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Blountstown, FL Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shreveport, LA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Reidsville, GA Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hawkinsville, GA Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - SW of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 12 km N of Malango, Solomon Islands

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Chikurachki, Russia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Mistassini, Québec, Canada

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

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

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Halls Creek, Western Australia, Australia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    8 hours ago WARNING

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

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Branco River, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, Brazil and Colombia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cameta, Pará, Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Sao Luis, Maranhão, Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, Brazil and Bolivia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Xique-Xique, Northeast Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, South America

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Uruara, Mato Grosso and Pará, Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Maroni Basin, Brazil and French Guiana

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tocantins Basin, Tocantins and Araguaia Rivers, Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Pannawonica, Western Australia, Australia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karumba, Queensland, Australia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cairns, Queensland, Australia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Newcastle Waters, Northern Territory, Australia

    8 hours ago WARNING

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

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Eyre Basin, E of Georgina River, Australia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Kununurra, Northern Territory and Western Australia, Australia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Red Basin, Eastern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, Myanmar and Thailand

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, South-eastern Asia

    8 hours ago WARNING

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

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Special Marine - Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, India and Bangladesh

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mae Klong Basin, Myanmar and Thailand

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Penner Basin, India

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia and Southern Asia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 97 km ENE of Aras-asan, Philippines

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, South-eastern Asia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Aral Sea Basin, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

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

    8 hours ago WARNING

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

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Southern Asia and Western Asia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Al Wajh, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran and Iraq

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Po Basin, Italy and San Marino

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Oum Hadjer, Batha, Chad

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Rukwa Basin, S of Rungwa River, Tanzania and Zambia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Merowe, Northern and River Nile, Sudan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Okavango Basin, Middle Africa, Southern Africa and Eastern Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zambezi Basin, Middle Africa, Southern Africa and Eastern Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Atoui Basin, Mauritania

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Quelimane, Zambezia, Mozambique

    8 hours ago WARNING

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

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tsiribihina Basin, Madagascar

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zambezi Basin, Mozambique

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Massawa, Debub, Eritrea

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Rufiji Basin, Great Ruaha and Rufiji Rivers, Tanzania

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    8 hours ago WARNING

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

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Turkana Basin, Ethiopia and Kenya

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Benin City, Bayelsa, Delta and Edo, Nigeria

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, SW of Atbara River, Eritrea and Sudan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limbe, Sud-Ouest, Cameroon

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lurio Basin, Mozambique and Malawi

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Jacareacanga, Amazonas, Mato Grosso and Pará, Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Buizhou, Shandong, China

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Saudi Arabia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 75 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - South Korea

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central-Southern Zambia

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Madagascar

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Rumbek, Lakes, South Sudan

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Puhowato District, Gorontalo Province, Indonesia

    10 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Fiji

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Blowing Snow - NE of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - south of the Fiji Islands

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Upper North Island, New Zealand

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Auckland, New Zealand

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Manado City, North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Manado City, North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 14 km SSW of Khowy, Iran

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Yuxi, Yunnan, China

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Central, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Kinabatangan Basin, Philippines

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Eyl, Nugaal, Somalia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Hechi, Guangxi, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Paraiso, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Frontera, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Canavieiras, Bahia and Minas Gerais, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Wewak, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Rosso, Trarza, Mauritania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuvelai Basin, Angola, Botswana and Namibia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Atrek Basin, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of San Fernando de Apure, Guárico, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

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

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of McMinns Lagoon, Northern Territory, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yancheng, East China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Burketown, Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Sambalpur, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha, India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of McMinns Lagoon, Northern Territory, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Golmud, Qinghai, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lam Basin, Laos and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze and Xiang Jiang Rivers, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, China and Taiwan

    1 day ago WARNING

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

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Biak, Papua, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Paraguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southeast Iceland

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Finland

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Singapore

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Villarrica, Chile

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Krakatau, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Eastern Africa

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Africa

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - San Miguel, El Salvador

    6 days ago ADVISORY

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

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Cholera - Haiti

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    9 months ago WARNING

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

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    9 months ago WARNING

DisasterAWARE® Training and Preparedness Exercises

Using our extensive hazard data and unique DisasterAWARE platform, we can help you simulate realistic hazard scenarios to help gain a deeper understanding of hazard impacts on communities. We also can assist with exercising preparedness plans in advance of real-world events. Our exercise program can help test complex networks of organizations and response activities—making sure stakeholders respond effectively under high-pressure and ever-changing circumstances. Our experts can support any type of exercise and hazard scenario. We also provide online training and instructor-led training on our DisasterAWARE platform.

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Disaster Preparedness Exercises

Let us help you design and conduct scenario-based exercises in a simulated environment ahead of a real-world crisis. We support tabletop exercises, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises. Our capabilities include:
Scenario development and design
Event scripting and integration
Data integration
Training
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Exercise Options

Exercises help decision makers identify as much about what goes right with disaster preparedness plans as what goes wrong. We’ve helped organizations around the world design and conduct exercises and incorporate lessons learned into planning and preparedness activities.

Scenario-based Training

  • Often focused on policy or strategic issues
  • Smaller scope, less complex

Tabletop Exercises

  • Provides facilitated analysis of an emergency situation
  • Examines policies, procedures, and operations to validate and refine plans as needed.
  • Informal, stress-free environment

Functional Exercises

  • Fully simulated exercise
  • Realistic event, testing response capabilities in time-pressured environment
  • Involves multiple functions, agencies, and organizations

Full-scale Exercises

  • Tests regional, national, subnational disaster management systems
  • Simulates real event as closely as possible.
  • Mobilizes emergency personnel and victims (actors), equipment, and resources

Benefits of our exercise
support program

  • Leverage the best information to solve problems and make life-saving decisions using DisasterAWARE
  • Accurately simulate real-world hazards and impacts based on DisasterAWARE historical hazard data
  • Identify planning weaknesses and time-saving measures
  • Reveal gaps in resources and information
  • Improve organizational coordination and communications
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities
  • Enhance individual and team performance

Learn more about our customized exercises and training solutions

Recent Training Events and Exercises

2020 – 2021 EXERCISE SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

PDC continues to support training and exercises throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Most activities have been transitioned to a virtual platform to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

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