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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

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    10 minutes ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 34 km SSW of El Tocuyo, Venezuela

    10 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Calulo, Cuanza Sul - Angola

    31 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Luena, Moxico - Angola

    31 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    40 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Batagay, Chukot - Russia

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Sangar, Chukot - Russia

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Batagay, Chukot - Russia

    42 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - S of Verkhoyansk, Chukot - Russia

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Verkhoyansk, Chukot - Russia

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Tunguskhaya, Chukot - Russia

    42 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Manchester, NH Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Tucson (Bighorn Fire) , Arizona, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - N of Chimoio, Manica - Mozambique

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Huron, SD Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - North Platte, NE Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Batagay, Chukot - Russia

    10 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Batagay, Chukot - Russia

    10 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - south of the Kermadec Islands

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 253 km N of Fais, Micronesia

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Cristina

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 117 km E of Mutsu, Japan

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 6.7 - 98 km N of Batang, Indonesia

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 132 km WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Carthage, MS Region, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 9 km E of Villa El Carmen, Nicaragua

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 285 km N of Fais, Micronesia

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Izu Islands, Japan region

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - 257 km N of Fais, Micronesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - East Ukraine

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Pakistan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Kalimantan, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Japan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Western Bulgaria

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Santa Clara County (Crews Fire), California, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northwestern Arizona, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern China

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Germany and Northwestern Austria

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central Poland

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern Nepal

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Central Nepal

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Haiti

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Los Angeles County (Soledad Fire), California, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Apache County (Wood Springs 2 Fire), Arizona, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Sri Lanka

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Mongolia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Colombia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Canada

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

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

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

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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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