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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

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Juan Jose Castelli, Chaco - Argentina

    14 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Chos Malal, Neuquén - Argentina

    14 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    22 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Ambali

    24 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Birao, Vakaga - Central African Republic

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Malakal, Upper Nile - South Sudan

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Grafton, New South Wales - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Katoomba, New South Wales - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Batemans Bay, New South Wales - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Queensland, Australia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Cyclone - Belna

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Esperance, Western Australia - Australia

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Pawan

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nebraska City, NE Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Diapaga, Tapoa - Burkina Faso

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Carmi, IL Region, United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - New South Wales, Australia

    16 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Eastern Brazil

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Cibitoke Province, Burundi

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Angola

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern Wyoming, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Sierra Nevada, California, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Little Yoho National Park, Canada

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Germany

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Southeastern Germany

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Argentina

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Djibouti City, Djibouti

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Bududa, Uganda

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Sironko, Uganda

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cunene Province, Angola

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 164km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Drought - Eastern South Korea

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Southeastern New Zealand

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Central New Zealand

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Park, Canada

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Gunnison and Aspen, Colorado, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northern Utah, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Western Wyoming, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southeastern Idaho, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Valparaiso Municipality, Chile

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Peru

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flooding - Northern Philippines

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South India

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 173km NW of Hihifo, Tonga

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 63km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Alaska, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

    1 day ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern New Mexico

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Western and Northern DR Congo

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia and Kenya

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Central Asia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Pakistan

    2 weeks ago ADVISORY

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 months ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    3 days ago WARNING

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

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Republic of the Sudan

    1 week ago ADVISORY

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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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