SmartAlertSmartAlert™

For DisasterAWARE™

You select an area to monitor. We’ll alert you to hazards inside and outside that area that may pose a threat, automatically

  • Tropical Cyclone - Harold

    4 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Fargo, ND--MN Region, United States

    10 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Louang Namtha - Laos

    15 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Chittagong - Bangladesh

    15 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Upper Midwestern, United States

    17 minutes ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Flood - New London, WI Region, United States

    33 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Marinette--Menominee, WI--MI Region, United States

    34 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Tenosique, Tabasco - Mexico

    41 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Yoro - Honduras

    41 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Emporia, Kansas - United States

    41 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Camden, AR Region, United States

    48 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Clinton, IA--IL Region, United States

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Montevideo, MN Region, United States

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Dubuque, IA--IL Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Paducah, KY--IL Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brainerd, MN Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Port Arthur, TX Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Dallas--Fort Worth--Arlington, TX Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Kuchinoerabujima, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Nasir, Upper Nile - South Sudan

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 6.5 - 70km W of Challis, Idaho

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Eastern Greece

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Floridablanca Municipality, Colombia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Papua New Guinea

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 69km NW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Lanin, Chile-Argentina

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 45km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Huron, SD Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Sioux Falls, SD Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Flood - Longview, TX Region, United States

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 86km NE of Hihifo, Tonga

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 145km W of LEsperance Rock, New Zealand

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 213km SE of Severo-Kurilsk, Russia

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kempas, Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Guguak Malalo, West Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - East Kalimantan, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sulawesi, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mid-Indian Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kerinci, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karangetang, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

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

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Floods - Afghanistan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Africa

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Yellow Fever - Nigeria

    3 months ago ADVISORY

  • Measles Outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    2 months ago INFORMATION

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Multiple Hazards Supported

SmartAlert

We’re taking the guesswork and unnecessary noise out of your early warning alerts. Developed by PDC’s engineers and disaster management experts, our new SmartAlert™ technology allows you to specify the area you want to monitor and then automatically alerts you about hazards that can impact that area.

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You no longer need to cast a wide net over areas outside your area of concern and sift through numerous alerts for hazards that will never reach your community. You simply tell us your area of interest and PDC’s new SmartAlert™ technology will take care of the rest.

How Most Alerting Systems Work

Most systems require users to specify a fixed geographic area for alerts, such as by ZIP code or geometric boundary. In order to receive alerts about sudden onset events originating outside the fixed area—such as with a tsunami or a moving threat like a tropical cyclone or tornado—users must define a larger boundary and guess at how wide it should be. Once defined, alerts will be sent about tsunamis and tropical cyclones that may have impact within the boundary, but also other hazards inside the boundary area with no potential impact.

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How SmartAlert™ Works

SmartAlert™ allows users to define a geographic area for alerts and then automatically detects hazards which may pose a threat to that area. When a hazard is detected and the SmartAlert™ geometry intersects the user-defined area, an alert for that hazard is issued. SmartAlert™ only alerts about the hazards that have potential impact, eliminating erroneous alerts. It also groups and aggregates multiple alerts issued by source agencies to reduce the number of duplicate alerts and the common problem of “over alerting.”

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