Hazard Highlights

February 4, 2016
  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    12 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    43 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    38 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Central, United States

    42 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 141km W of Abepura, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Warner Robins, GA Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Upper Midwestern, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Bor, Jungoli - South Sudan

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Nkawkaw, Eastern - Ghana

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Ndele, Bamingui-Bangoran - Central African Republic

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Shishaldin, United States

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Cyclone - Tino

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Victoria, Australia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northeastern, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Niquen Commune, Chile

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - South Lyon--Howell, MI Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Miami, OK Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Jackson, AL Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Osceola, AR Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kuchinoerabujima, Japan

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Jamestown, NY Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

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

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.4 - 8km S of Indios, Puerto Rico

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Corumba, Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Oconto, WI Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Defiance, OH Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Blountstown, FL Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Watertown, NY Region, United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 100km NE of Alotau, Papua New Guinea

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • High Winds - British Columbia, Canada

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Manitoba, Canada

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - New Brunswick, Canada

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 166km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Southeastern, United States

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 178km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 124km SSW of Tual, Indonesia

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Minneapolis--St. Paul, MN--WI Region, United States

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Florence, SC Region, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northwest Territories, Canada

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Nova Scotia, Canada

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Nunavut, Canada

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northern Ontario, Canada

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Prince Edward Island, Canada

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southwestern South Africa

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Muscat, Oman

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Northern Rockes and Plains, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southwestern United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Germany

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Germany

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Finland

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northwestern Italy

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Central Switzerland

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - New South Wales, Australia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Angol Commune, Chile

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northeastern Peru

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Argentina

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Southern Brazil

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Mozambique, Malawi, and eastern Zambia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Central Afghanistan

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Pakistan

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Mexico

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Southern Switzerland

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Wales, United Kingdom

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southwestern Iran

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northwestern United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Idaho, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Wyoming, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Utah, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Montana, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - California, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Western Canada

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Peru

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peru

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Samarinda City, Indonesia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Southern Quebec, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - South Australia, Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - Ascension Island region

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 day ago ADVISORY

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

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Chillán commune, Chile

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Central Chile

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storm - Northern Paraguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Little Yoho National Park, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

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

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanches - Northern Pakistan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - New South Wales, Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northern India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northern India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Zambezi Region, Nambia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern Angola

    2 days ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Western Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Zimbabwe and Mozambique

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Floods - Northern Madagascar

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Winter Storms - Western and Southern Afghanistan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Krakatau, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus – China

    4 days ago INFORMATION

  • Measles Outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 week ago INFORMATION

  • Yellow Fever - Nigeria

    1 month ago ADVISORY

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    2 weeks ago INFORMATION

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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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