Hazard Highlights

April 28, 2016
  • Tropical Cyclone - Ambali

    5 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    2 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)

    52 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    52 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    1 hour 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

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

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Chos Malal, Neuquén - Argentina

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Belna

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    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

    12 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

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern Wyoming, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Sierra Nevada, California, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Little Yoho National Park, Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Germany

    16 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

    21 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 28, 2016

Severe Weather Damages Houses, Crops in Myanmar

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PDC Global Hazards Atlas, centered on Myanmar, displaying accumulated rainfall over the past seven days.

Over the past week, nearly 60,000 people have been affected by heavy rain, gale-force winds, and hailstorms that impacted the Mandalay, Sagaing, Pegu, Magwe, and Tenasserim regions, as well as the Shan, Chin, Arakan, and Kachin states, of Myanmar from April 21 to 26 (ReliefWeb, ReliefWeb/UNOCHA). Reports indicate that severe weather conditions have caused several injuries and deaths, as well as damaged thousands of houses (ECHO).

In Mandalay, severe weather conditions (mainly hailstorms) caused the deaths of six people and more than 300 animals, and damaged more than 450 buildings in the towns of Kyaukse and Sintgaing (ReliefWeb). According to reports, hailstorms also damaged more than 12,000 acres of crops in Kyaukse and Myittha (ReliefWeb).

RVA Profile: Myanmar

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This Week in Hazards:

  • It’s been a year since the 7.8M earthquake, and the major aftershocks that followed, struck Nepal, claiming nearly 9,000 lives, severely damaging critical infrastructure, and leaving a wide range of major social, economic, and environmental challenges in their wake in the densely-populated Kathmandu Valley (PDC). As long-term recovery in Nepal continues, one of the programs being undertaken by the country’s new Reconstruction Authority and its partners will (over the course of a few years) provide over 500,000 low-cost, earthquake-resistant homes to an estimated three million people, ensuring that Nepal in on the way to building back better (UNISDR).
  • As of April 27, more than 82,000 people remain sheltered (in temporary and active shelters) due to flooding in Paraguay (PAHO). According to the most recent report from the Office of the Resident Coordinator of Paraguay, water levels have reduced for the Paraguay and Paraná rivers, but remain at critical levels near the cities of Bahía Negra, Concepción, Alberdi, Asunción and Pilar (ReliefWeb/UNOCHA).
  • Heat wave conditions in India are expected to persist in parts of Bihar and Odisha, as well as isolated areas across the country, for the remainder of the week (NDMA, IMD). As of April 28, reports indicate that the ongoing ‘extreme heat wave’ has caused more than 290 deaths across the country over the past weeks, with Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, and Bihar reported as the most affected states (ECHO, ReliefWeb/Sphere India).

Current Hazard Warnings

Flood: United States (Louisiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Texas), Tanzania, Kenya, Argentina, Uruguay

Winter Storm: Canada (Newfoundland, Labrador), United States (Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming)

Extreme Temperature: India

Wildfire: Panama

Drought: Micronesia, Melanesia, South/Southeast Asia, Southern Africa (Madagascar), the Americas (United States)

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