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U.S. Government Data Temporarily Unavailable in DisasterAWARE

October 1, 2013

Due to the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, some data provided by U.S. government agencies are currently unavailable. Associated PDC services are therefore also unavailable. PDC will resume its services as soon as the corresponding data sources are made available. Updates regarding U.S. government operating status can be found at

Layers in PDC applications that are currently known to be impacted include:

All "USA Active Events"

  • US NWS warnings watches
  • US NWS advisories alerts
  • US short duration warnings
  • Stream gages above flood stage
  • US current wildfires

All "USA Observations" layers:

  • US national weather radar
  • RAWS weather stations
  • NDFD Quantitative Precipitation layers (8)
  • US significant wave height layers (6)
  • Surface wind velocity layers (4)

Ocean Observations

  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • MODIS Chlorophyll Concentration

Surface Observations

  • MODIS Net Primary Productivity
  • MODIS Land Surface Temperature
  • MODIS Snow Cover
  • MODIS Leaf Area Index

Atmospheric Observations

  • MODIS Cloud Fraction
  • MODIS Carbon Monoxide
  • MODIS Cloud Optical Thickness
  • MODIS Aerosol Optical Thickness

Global Volcanism Program inputs to Active Hazards (volcanoes)
Volcano hazards are being manually monitored and updated based on information from alternative sources.

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To keep yourself up-to-the-minute about hazards and disasters:

For the latest Weather and Disaster News, use the PDC Weather Wall.

While you are thinking of hazards, think of preparedness. PDC provides disaster preparedness information, including printable instructions for assembling a Disaster Supply Kit and rehearsing a Family Disaster Plan.

For more information on DisasterAWARETM products:

  • For details, see the Training Guide for Web-accessible Disaster Alert,
  • Read and understand more about custom versions, such as DMRS and VinAWARE,
  • Watch the ASEAN DMRS video on YouTube.

About PDC:

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) envisions a safer, more secure world—where populations live in more disaster-resilient communities informed by science and technology, and equipped with sound decision support tools. To help make that vision a reality, PDC is dedicated to supporting evidence-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts by providing actionable information and applications to the public and disaster managers worldwide. PDC, a program managed by the University of Hawaii, was established by the U.S. government in 1996.