PDC data and technology aid global fight against COVID-19

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    17 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.4 - 29 km WSW of Pocito, Argentina

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  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

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  • Flood - Watch (Hawaiian Islands)

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  • Wildfire - SE of Rumbek, Lakes - South Sudan

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  • Wildfire - S of Ndele, Bamingui-Bangoran - Central African Republic

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  • Flood - Myrtle Beach--Socastee, SC--NC Region, United States

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  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

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  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 24 km WSW of Pocito, Argentina

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Eloise

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 27 km SSW of Nueve de Julio, Argentina

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 140 km NNW of Dili, Timor Leste

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tsunami (Hawaiian Islands) - San Juan Argentina - 6.6

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  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - in Mendoza Province, Argentina - 6.6

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  • Tropical Cyclone - Joshua

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  • Flood - Kinston, NC Region, United States

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  • Earthquake - 5.3 - south of the Kermadec Islands

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Kimi

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  • Floods - South Kalimantan, Indonesia

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  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

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  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

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  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 50 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

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  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

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  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

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  • Wildfire - Riverside County (Bonita Fire), California, United States

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  • Storms - India

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  • Avalanche - Central Switzerland

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  • Winter Storms - Southern Italy

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  • Winter Storms - Northern Greece

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  • Winter Storms - Northeastern France

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  • Storms - Mexico

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  • Storms - Brazil

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  • Floods - Bolivia

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  • Floods - Northern Mindanao Region, Philippines

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  • Wildfire - Randall County (East Fire Fire), Texas, United States

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  • Winter Storm - Southern Quebec, Canada

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  • Extreme Cold - Southern Austria

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  • Storms - Southwestern Greece

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  • Extreme Cold - Northwestern India

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  • Winter Storms - Northern Japan

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  • Wildfires - Tome (Cerro Estanque Fire), Chile

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southwestern Peru

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Madagascar

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - South Africa

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

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  • Drought - Kenya

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  • Extreme Cold - Central Asia

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  • Drought - Midwestern United States

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  • Drought - High Plains United States

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  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

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  • Drought - Micronesia

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - La Soufriere, St Vincent and the Grenadines

    1 week ago WARNING

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

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - Madeira, Portugal

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Chikungunya - Chad

    3 months ago WARNING

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April 7, 2020
As the global community joins together to offer their best skills and resources to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),  Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), a research and technology organization under the University of Hawai’i, has teamed up with organizations across sectors, state lines, and international borders to share the most important information and analysis as soon as it breaks. “Pacific Disaster Center is approaching the response to this global pandemic by partnering with the most reliable data providers to ensure accurate, timely, easy-to-understand, and actionable information is at the fingertips of emergency managers, decision makers, and the general public,” said PDC’s Executive Director Ray Shirkhodai.  “We specialize at bringing together the best science and information through our many partnerships around the world, and we’re making this information completely accessible through our free and open DisasterAWARE platform as soon as it’s released.” PDC has also analyzed a variety of crucial COVID-19 data through new online dashboards that give the public instant access to the most authoritative information, in near real-time.

PDC’s COVID-19 dashboard collects data from multiple sources, providing daily updates and analysis of the virus within the U.S. and around the world at www.pdc.org/covid19.

 

PDC’s interactive map services present a snapshot of the COVID-19 situation, with instant access to data in near real-time at the click of a location on the map. See www.pdc.org/COVID19Response.

“It is the combination of PDC’s data, analytical tools and technologies, and its scientific research on risk and vulnerability that is ensuring the best information gets into the hands of FEMA, civil and national defense authorities, the National Guard Bureaus, and all agencies and organizations in disaster management in the United States and around the world,” said UH President David Lassner. Another example, PDC partnered early on with the National Emergency Managers Association (NEMA) to help automate mapping of NEMA’s unique COVID-19 State Actions Tracker, available now in all of PDC’s DisasterAWARE systems for emergency mangers and the community. This comprehensive information now directly serves FEMA and other federal agencies for critical decision making in response COVID-19. Information is depicted visually for at-a-glance analysis and decision making. This is but one of PDC’s many COVID-19 related layers, and among thousands of other global data sets PDC has made available to the community to aid with various disaster response efforts at home and around the world.

PDC’s DisasterAWARE platform offers quick access to NEMA’s detailed data on actions taken by states. This information is available in PDC’s public version of the system disasteralert.pdc.org.

“PDC’s vast data holdings put us in a unique position to help assess risks, vulnerabilities, and aid planning for COVID-19 response—not only within our own island community, but across the nation and in countries around the world,” said Dr. Erin Hughey, PDC’s Director of Global Operations. She said PDC has also forged academic and scientific partnerships with nations and international groups, such as the United Nations, who have been working together with the center to reduce disaster risk and vulnerability. “Through our many global partnership efforts and PDC’s National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment program, we can provide detailed analysis of risk factors and vulnerabilities, at a subnational level, to help reduce the spread of this dangerous virus and more effectively plan for its potential impacts.”

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