Hazard Highlights

March 17, 2016
  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfires - Queensland, Australia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    37 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    37 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Esperance, Western Australia - Australia

    37 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    37 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    37 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    38 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    49 minutes ago ADVISORY

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

    52 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    53 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Chos Malal, Neuquén - Argentina

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Pawan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Ambali

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Nebraska City, NE Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Diapaga, Tapoa - Burkina Faso

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Carmi, IL Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

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

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Belna

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - New South Wales, Australia

    9 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Eastern Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Cibitoke Province, Burundi

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Angola

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern Wyoming, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Sierra Nevada, California, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Little Yoho National Park, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Germany

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Southeastern Germany

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Argentina

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Djibouti City, Djibouti

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Bududa, Uganda

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Sironko, Uganda

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cunene Province, Angola

    9 hours ago WARNING

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

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Drought - Eastern South Korea

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Southeastern New Zealand

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Central New Zealand

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    9 hours ago WARNING

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

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Gunnison and Aspen, Colorado, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northern Utah, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Western Wyoming, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southeastern Idaho, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Valparaiso Municipality, Chile

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Peru

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flooding - Northern Philippines

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South India

    10 hours ago WARNING

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

    14 hours ago WATCH

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 138km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

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

    1 day ago WATCH

  • 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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Hazard Highlights
March 17, 2016

Severe Weather Causes Flooding in Pakistan, Expected to Continue

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PDC Global Hazards Atlas, centered on Pakistan, displaying PDC Active Hazards and rainfall accumulation over the past seven days.

Over the past week, heavy rainfall has led to flooding, affecting several areas of Pakistan, especially the country’s northwestern and southwestern provinces (ECHO). According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of March 17, the total number of damaged houses reached 171 across the Punjab, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and the Azad Kashmir administrative division (NDMA).

Severe weather is expected to continue to affect northern parts of the country throughout the week, especially in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, where flash flooding, landslides, avalanches, and hailstorms pose hazard risks through Friday (NDMA).

RVA Profile: Pakistan

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This Week in Hazards:

  • El Niño-induced drought conditions and resultant food insecurity crises continue to impact parts of Indonesia, where an estimated 1.2 million people are in need of food assistance. Nearly half of those in need are in the Nusa Tenggara Timur province, where existing vulnerabilities have exacerbated the drought impact. It is expected that another 700,000 people are at risk of food insecurity (ACAPS).
  • According to reports (as of March 13), 16 active wildfires in four regions of Chile have affected an area of 941 hectares of vegetation (PAHO). A wildfire threatening the Hualalafquén National Reserve has prompted officials in the Araucania region to declare a “Red Alert” on March 15 (ONEMI).

Current Hazard Warnings

Tropical Cyclone: Emeraude (Indian Ocean)

Flood: Pakistan, United States (Southern), Australia (Queensland), Indonesia

Winter Storm: Canada (Newfoundland, Labrador), United States (Minnesota, Wisconsin)

Tornado: United States (Louisiana)

Wildfire: Chile

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

Biomedical: West Africa

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