Hazard Highlights

May 12, 2016
  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Queensland, Australia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Esperance, Western Australia - Australia

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    43 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    54 minutes ago ADVISORY

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

    57 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    58 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

    4 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

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Peru

    10 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
May 12, 2016

Flooding Impacts Latin America, Caribbean

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PDC Global Hazards Atlas, centered on the Americas, displaying PDC Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall over the past three days.

Heavy rainfall over the past week has led to a number of flood events across the Latin America and Caribbean region.

As of May 11, more than 12,000 people in the provinces of Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Chaco, and Santa Fe in Argentina remain affected by flooding (PAHO).  Last week (on May 5), ongoing rains and flooding prompted the Ministry of Agro Industry to declare an agricultural emergency in Santa Fe, Córdoba, Chaco, and Formosa (ReliefWeb).

Heavy rains on May 10 led to flooding that damaged at least 100 homes in Panama City, Panama, where accumulated water levels measured half a meter at various points in the city and significantly impacted public and private transportation (ReliefWeb, Floodlist). The month of May marks the start of the rainy season in Panama’s Pacific region, and plays an important role in determining the planting season for most crops (ETESA).

Hispaniola has been hit with heavy rains affecting both Haiti and the Dominican Republic (CPC). As of May 9, more than 1,400 people remain displaced in the Dominican Republic, and hazard alerts are in effect for 24 provinces (PAHO, ReliefWeb). In Haiti, severe weather caused river overflows, while continuous rainfall has led to an increased risk of flooding and landslides in some areas (PAHO). As of May 9, the most affected departments are Great North, Artibonite, Nippes, West, Center, and Grand-Anse.

RVA Profile: Panama

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This Week in Hazards:

  • Heavy rains and strong winds triggered mudslides affecting 11 districts in northwestern Tajikistan (ReliefWeb). According to reports on May 10, mudslides damaged an estimated 170 homes, as well as public infrastructure and arable land in the Sughd Province (ReliefWeb, GLIDE). Severe weather, including intense rain, hail, and thunderstorms, is expected to continue across the country through the weekend, with an increased risk of flash floods in some areas (ReliefWeb).
  • In the United States, a flood warning remains in place for parts of eastern Texas; while the flood outlook indicates that significant flooding is likely in parts of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas (NWS, NWS).
  • A province-wide fire ban remains in effect for Alberta, Canada, as a wildfire continues to burn through the Fort McMurray area (Alberta Fire Bans, Alberta Emergency Alert). As of May 12, the communities of Fort McMurray, Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates, and Fort McMurray First Nation are under an evacuation order, and residents “should not expect to return home for an extended period of time.” (Gov. of Alberta).

Current Hazard Warnings

Flood: Haiti, Dominican Republic, United States (Nebraska, Wyoming, Texas), Argentina, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Panama, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya

Winter Storm: Canada (Ontario)

Wildfire: Canada (Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario)

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

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