Hazard Highlights

February 25, 2016
  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    2 weeks ago WARNING

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

    7 minutes ago WARNING

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

    8 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Jackson, MS Region, United States

    27 minutes ago WARNING

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

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - N of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tropical Depression - Ten-e

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Depression - Eleven

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NE of Luiana, Cuando Cubango - Angola

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Malanje - Angola

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

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

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Saurimo, Lunda Sul - Angola

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

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

    3 hours ago WARNING

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

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • 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

    4 hours ago WARNING

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

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    6 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

    10 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

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - France

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - China

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sulawesi, Indonesia

    11 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

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Belgium

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northwestern Mexico

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southeastern Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

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

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • 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 25, 2016

Drought, El Niño Conditions Continue to Impact Bolivia

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PDC Global Hazards Atlas, centered on Bolivia, displaying PDC Active Hazards rainfall accumulation over the past week.

Drought conditions continue to threaten agricultural production and food supply in parts of Bolivia, especially in the southern highlands region where potatoes and quinoa are integral crops. (REDHUM, ReliefWeb/Govt. of Bolivia). Reports indicate that at least four provinces in the La Paz department are experiencing drought conditions, and it is expected that thousands of hectares of agricultural land will remain unused, potentially generating food shortages (REDHUM).

Of concern as well is the effect of drought on llamas and alpacas, which are key economic resources in the region. As of February 17, more than 8,000 llamas have been sickened by dehydration and infections (PAHO).

As of February 23, the departments of Chuquisaca, Oruro, Cochabamba, and Potosí have issued “a state of emergency” due to the effects of drought, hail, and cold weather (REDLAC/ReliefWeb). According to reports, an estimated 200,000 people—mostly small farmers and llama breeders—have been affected by El Niño-driven weather conditions.

RVA Profile: Bolivia

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This Week in Hazards:

  • Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in the Fiji islands, February 20 to 21, as a Category 5 cyclone, and has been deemed “one of the most powerful storms recorded in the southern hemisphere” (Reuters). As of February 25, more than 45,000 people—or about five percent of Fiji’s population—remain in nearly 800 evacuation centers (UN OCHA Situation Report #5, PACNEWS).
  • Flooding and landslides triggered by ongoing heavy rainfall continue to affect parts of Indonesia. In the Jambi province, more than 4,200 houses have been submerged across several districts due to floods; while in the city of Pasuruan in the East Java province, flooding has inundated 1,500 houses (ASEAN). As of February 24, ongoing riverine flooding has affected more than 80,000 people in 16 districts across the Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, and Bangka Belitung provinces (IFRC).

Current Hazard Warnings

Flood: England (Southern), Malaysia, Indonesia

Winter Storm: Canada (Quebec, Ontario), United States (Midwest)

Avalanche: Norway

High Surf: United States (Hawaii)

Drought: Eastern Caribbean, United States (Western), Southern Africa, Madagascar, Bolivia

Wildfire: Chile (Southern)

Biomedical: West Africa

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