Hazard Highlights

May 12, 2016
  • Floods - Central, United States

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 403 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga

    38 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Black River Falls, WI Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Champoton, Campeche - Mexico

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Southeastern, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - South Boston, VA Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Traverse City, MI Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 79 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Davenport, IA--IL Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hutchinson, KS Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Osceola, AR Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Paris, TN Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Pocahontas, AR Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Roanoke Rapids, NC Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Miami, OK Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 89 km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 2 km NW of Bagulin, Philippines

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 121 km SE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 784 km SE of Baie aux Huîtres, Mauritius

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 702 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 14 km WNW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 2406 km SW of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Saint Helena

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 180 km SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 167 km ESE of San Jose Village, Northern Mariana Islands

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 17 km SSE of Suklayin, Philippines

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 12 km SSW of Kakching, India

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 92 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 91 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 96 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 12 km E of Hirara, Japan

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 3 km NNW of Dogonbadan, Iran

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 32 km ESE of Mina, Nevada

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 732 km WNW of Hanga Roa, Chile

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 92 km S of Néa Anatolí, Greece

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 27 km W of Foxton, New Zealand

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 459 km ENE of Kuril’sk, Russia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 1149 km S of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Saint Helena

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 29 km WNW of Foxton, New Zealand

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 167 km SE of Katsuura, Japan

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 107 km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), Mexico

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 379 km SSE of Shimoda, Japan

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 171 km ESE of La Playa, Mexico

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 66 km E of Puente Alto, Chile

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 81 km S of Néa Anatolí, Greece

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 358 km ESE of Isangel, Vanuatu

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 2395 km SW of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Saint Helena

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 641 km NNE of Port Mathurin, Mauritius

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 295 km WNW of Tofino, Canada

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 279 km ENE of Lospalos, Timor Leste

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 87 km NNE of Nago, Japan

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 194 km SSW of Padang, Indonesia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 58 km SSE of Ierápetra, Greece

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Central Honduras

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bangui, Central African Republic

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - India

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southeastern Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Quebec, Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northeastern India

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - East Kalimantan, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nebraska City, NE Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Caruthersville, MO Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Ethiopia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - DR Congo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Sulawesi, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sulawesi, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Kalimantan, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Storms - Guatemala

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Central Region, Cuba

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Yellow Fever - Nigeria

    5 months ago ADVISORY

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

    11 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Measles Outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    4 months ago INFORMATION

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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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