Hazard Highlights

February 4, 2016
  • Wildfire - NE of Luiana, Cuando Cubango - Angola

    7 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Malanje - Angola

    8 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Dilolo, Katanga - Congo (Kinshasa)

    8 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Tulsa, OK Region, United States

    12 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Saurimo, Lunda Sul - Angola

    8 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    21 minutes ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Flood - Washington, DC--VA--MD Region, United States

    22 minutes ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Mesa and Garfield Counties (Pine Gulch Fire), Colorado, United States

    21 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Salmon, Idaho - United States

    21 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    21 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Garfield County (Grizzly Creek Fire), Colorado, United States

    21 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Jackson, MS Region, United States

    42 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 66 km ESE of Vikindu, Tanzania

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - N of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Depression - Ten-e

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Depression - Eleven

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 147 km S of False Pass, Alaska

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 125 miles SE of Dutch Harbor, Alaska - 5.4

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Kerinci, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 55 km SSW of Surab, Pakistan

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Depression - Six

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Elida

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 92 km SW of Basco, Philippines

    12 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - North Korea

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kinston, NC Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Veracruz, Mexico

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Baotou City, China

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Andalusia, Spain

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Mali

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southwestern United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Texas, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Saskatchewan, Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northeastern Spain

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Italy

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - France

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - China

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sulawesi, Indonesia

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Paraguay

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Missions, Argentina

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sudan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sudan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southwestern Niger

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Nigeria

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Ethiopia

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Pakistan

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - South Korea

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - India

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Panama

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guatemala

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Haiti

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Evia Island, Greece

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - France

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Belgium

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northwestern Mexico

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southeastern Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 228 km SSW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    1 day ago ADVISORY

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

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storm - Midwestern United States

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Western Yemen

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Myanmar

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Cusco Region, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Idduki District, India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Trinidad and Tobago

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southwestern Laos

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southeastern Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 4 km SE of Sparta, North Carolina

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lumberton, NC Region, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    2 weeks ago WARNING

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Hazard Highlights
February 4, 2016

World Responds to Zika Virus Outbreak in the Americas

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PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Active Hazards and Population Density (LANDSCAN) layers.

With the World Health Organization’s official declaration of Zika virus as a “public health emergency of international concern” earlier this week, international agencies have started stepping up activities to support national governments as they respond to the challenges posed by the rapidly spreading Zika virus in the Americas (UN News, PDC). Of most concern is the suspected relationship between Zika virus infections and an observed increase in microcephaly in newborns and neurological disorders (CDC).

Transmitted by the same mosquitoes that spread the Chikungunya virus and Dengue fever, Zika virus has spread from 9 countries (reported in December) to 25 across the Americas (as of February 2) (ReliefWeb, UN News).

In response to the ‘unprecedented’ number of cases in the Americas, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has initiated an emergency appeal for funding to support regional activities that promote training and community engagement; while the United Nations Children’s Fund is working with national governments and partners to spread prevention messages to communities in Brazil (ReliefWeb/IFRC, UNICEF).

Zika virus was first identified in Uganda in 1947, and outbreaks have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific (WHO).

PDC continues to closely monitor and provide decision support products and capabilities in response to the ongoing Zika virus outbreak in the Americas. If you are an emergency manager or public health professional and would like access to PDC’s DisasterAWARE (EMOPS) platform, click here for more information.

RVA Profile: The Americas

With Zika virus detected in 25 countries across the Americas, this week’s RVA profile will take a look at the Health Care Capacity in the region.  Health Care Capacity represents the relative availability of human and physical resources within a country to manage health-related events.

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To access additional reference maps and information regarding the Zika virus response, click here.

This Week in Hazards:

  • Throughout the week, Peru and Paraguay have experienced severe weather. As of February 2, heavy rainfall and strong winds caused damage in the San Martín region of northern Peru, displacing 35 families in the province of El Dorado. In Paraguay’s Ñeembucú department, heavy rainfall led to flooding and river overflows affecting the city of Pilar. It is estimated that since December, at least 100,000 people in Paraguay have been displaced due to river overflows. (ECHO)
  • As reported by NOAA, dry weather is taking hold across Micronesia, with drought conditions already affecting the Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, Yap and Chuuk States, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (NOAA). Assessment teams have been dispatched to parts of the Marshall Islands to verify reports and identify needs—verification of water shortages in Yap and Chuuk States are also underway (ReliefWeb/UN OCHA).

Current Hazard Warnings

Flood: Australia (Queensland, New South Wales), Indonesia, Peru, Bolivia, Scotland, England, United States (Texas, South Carolina, Georgia), Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, Paraguay

High Wind: Germany

Winter Storm: Canada (Yukon)

Avalanche: United States (Alaska)

Drought: Micronesia, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, United States (Western), Africa (Southern), Colombia, Thailand

Wildfire: Colombia, Chile

Biomedical: West Africa

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