Hazard Highlights

March 10, 2016
  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

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

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Diapaga, Tapoa - Burkina Faso

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

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

    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

  • Wildfire - SW of Chos Malal, Neuquén - Argentina

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 128km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

    19 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Cyclone - Ambali

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Pawan

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

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

    8 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Cyclone - Belna

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Depression - Kammuri

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfires - El Quisco, Chile

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Central New Zealand

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern New Zealand

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flooding - Northern Philippines

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern and Central South Korea

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern South Korea

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Scotland, United Kingdom

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northeastern France

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Italy

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Northern Germany

    12 hours ago WARNING

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

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Alaska, United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

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

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Gunnison and Aspen, Colorado, United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern New Mexico

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Northern South Africa

    13 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Western and Northern DR Congo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Bududa, Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Esperance, Western Australia - Australia

    14 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 171km E of Kurilsk, Russia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nebraska City, NE Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - St. Joseph, MO--KS Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Richmond, MO Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Central City--Greenville, KY Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Charleston, MO Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carmi, IL Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Sironko, Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cunene Province, Angola

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northwest Territories, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Madiera, Portugal

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northwestern Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia and Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Djibouti City, Djibouti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northwestern Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - South India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Central Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Pakistan

    2 weeks ago ADVISORY

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 months ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    2 days ago WARNING

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

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Western Wyoming, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southeastern Idaho, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northern Utah, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Republic of the Sudan

    1 week ago ADVISORY

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Hazard Highlights
March 10, 2016

Update on Flooding Around the World: U.S., Argentina, Serbia

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PDC Global Hazards Atlas, centered on the United States, displaying PDC Active Hazards and rainfall accumulation over the past three days.

Several states across the United States are experiencing flooding due to severe weather conditions. In northern California, heavy rainfall over the weekend led to river overflows; while in Texas and Oklahoma severe weather, heavy rain, and tornadoes have led to flooding and damage (ECHO, ECHO). On March 10, the governor of Louisiana issued a proclamation declaring a “state of emergency” due to ongoing severe weather conditions, including heavy rain, flash flooding, and damaging winds expected to affect a number of parishes across the state throughout the week (State of Louisiana).

Recurring riverine flooding in Argentina has affected an estimated 2,700 farmers in Villa Paranacito in the Entre Ríos Province since late last year (Télam). According to reports, 500 people remain displaced as of March 7, and ongoing flooding is expected to negatively impact several economic sectors (Télam).

A “state of emergency” has been declared in Serbia following flooding in eastern and central areas of the country (ReliefWeb/Govt. of Serbia). Earlier this week, heavy rainfall led to the overflowing of the Čemernica River, resulting in the flooding of 500 houses in the villages of Konjevići and Preljina, and the evacuation of 420 residents (Floodlist). Heavy rainfall also triggered landslides in the Bajina Bašta municipality, which damaged homes and roads in the area (Floodlist).

RVA Profile: Serbia

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This Week in Hazards:

  • Dzud conditions continue to affect parts of Mongolia, where 16 of the country’s 21 provinces have been impacted by harsh winter conditions and extremely high numbers of livestock deaths (ReliefWeb/ACAPS). Nearly 200,000 livestock have already died due to dzud, and the situation is likely to worsen as heavy snowfall is expected to coincide with the spring birthing season. An emergency appeal has been launched to assist 25,500 Mongolian herders who are at risk of losing their livestock and livelihoods due to dzud—it is estimated that more than 80,000 herder families (approximately 400,000 people) are at risk, and that millions of livestock face starvation in the coming months (ReliefWeb/IFRC).
  • Forest and land fires on the island of Sumatra prompted officials to declare a “state of emergency” in Indonesia’s Riau Province earlier this week (GLIDE). According to media reports, the fires are often set to clear land and annually present a hazard; this year, the government is working to prevent the haze conditions that spread over Southeast Asia in 2015 when fires “raged uncontrollably” due to a prolonged dry season (Reuters).

Current Hazard Warnings

Flood: England, Malaysia, Indonesia, Serbia (Central, Eastern), United States (California,Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma), Australia (Queensland)

Avalanche: Canada (British Columbia)

Storm: Peru, Ecuador

Drought: Eastern Caribbean, United States (Western), Southern Africa, Madagascar, Micronesia, Melanesia, Southeast Asia

Wildfire: Indonesia

Biomedical: West Africa

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