Hazard Highlights

April 7, 2016
  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

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

    8 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Chos Malal, Neuquén - Argentina

    8 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    16 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Ambali

    18 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

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

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

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

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    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

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Queensland, Australia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Cyclone - Belna

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Esperance, Western Australia - Australia

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Pawan

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nebraska City, NE Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Diapaga, Tapoa - Burkina Faso

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Carmi, IL Region, United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - New South Wales, Australia

    16 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Eastern Brazil

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Cibitoke Province, Burundi

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Angola

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern Wyoming, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Sierra Nevada, California, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Little Yoho National Park, Canada

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Germany

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Southeastern Germany

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Argentina

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Djibouti City, Djibouti

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Bududa, Uganda

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Sironko, Uganda

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cunene Province, Angola

    17 hours ago WARNING

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

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Drought - Eastern South Korea

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Southeastern New Zealand

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Central New Zealand

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    17 hours ago WARNING

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

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Gunnison and Aspen, Colorado, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northern Utah, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Western Wyoming, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southeastern Idaho, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Valparaiso Municipality, Chile

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Peru

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flooding - Northern Philippines

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South India

    17 hours ago WARNING

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

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • 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
April 7, 2016

Tropical Cyclone Zena Brings Heavy Rainfall to Recovering Fiji

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PDC Global Hazards Atlas, centered on the South Pacific, displaying PDC Active Hazards, Tropical Cyclone Positions and Segments, and rainfall accumulation over the past three days.

It has been barely six weeks since Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in the Fiji islands as a Category 5 cyclone, affecting an estimated 350,000 people, and another tropical cyclone posed a threat to the recovering island nation this week (ReliefWeb/UN OCHA, ReliefWeb/IFRC).

Forming on April 5, Tropical Cyclone Zena passed south of the island of Kadavu on April 6 as a Category 2 cyclone, bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to parts of the country previously impacted by TC Winston (ReliefWeb/UN OCHA). As TC Zena approached the islands, hazardous conditions led to delays in ongoing recovery activities related to Winston and assistance to some affected communities (ReliefWeb/CARE).

Though weather conditions have improved in most areas and flood waters are starting to subside (as of April 7), food security concerns have increased due to flooding in areas where agricultural rehabilitation has been taking place (ReliefWeb/UN OCHA). According to reports, replacement seeds and seedlings planted following impact by TC Winston were badly affected or washed away by this week’s flooding (ReliefWeb/UN OCHA).

RVA Profile: Fiji

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This Week in Hazards:

  • Heavy rainfall  and flooding prompted the Secretariat of Risk Management in Ecuador to declare an “Orange Alert” for 19 of the country’s 24 provinces on April 2 (PAHO, ANDINA, ECHO). In Ecuador, alerts are represented by the colors yellow, orange, and red, and of these 19 provinces, 17 were on “Yellow Alert” since November (SNGR).
  • Since the start of the week, Vanuatu has experienced at least three “significant earthquakes” ranging from 6.7 to 6.9M (one of them initially reported as 7.2), with the most recent having struck on April 7 (USGS). According to media reports, there were no immediate reports of damage following the quakes, nor did they generate lasting tsunami threats (Reuters, ReliefWeb).
  • As of April 7, more than 15,000 people in the Northern province of Sri Lanka have been affected by drought conditions caused by ongoing dry weather and high temperatures (DMC).

Current Hazard Warnings

Flood: Serbia, India, Australia (Queensland), England, Canada (Ontario), United States (Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida), Pakistan, Peru, Ecuador

Winter Storm: Canada (Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut)

Avalanche: Canada (British Columbia)

Wildfire: United States (Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee)

Earthquake: Vanuatu

Drought: Sri Lanka, Central America, United States (Western), Madagascar, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, Micronesia, Melanesia

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