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Feb
07
2013

PDC Global Flood Survey

Know your local hazard exposure!??

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Flood Hazards and Historical Large Floods

PDC not only monitors current flooding events, but also tracks historical large floods, because understanding your local hazard exposure allows communities to mitigate, prepare for, and respond to known hazards. The image above shows some of the current flood events (icons) occurring around the world, as well as regions (teal-shaded areas) which have been historically affected by flooding.

Over the past week, flooding events/threats have been?monitored within many countries, including: Afghanistan, Australia, Bolivia, Botswana, England, Guatemala, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and the United States. Below are summaries of a few of these flooding events.

Recent Flood Events

Some flooding events that have occurred recently:

PDC is currently monitoring flooding events/threats in: Afghanistan, Bolivia, England, Guatemala, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, New South Wales, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Sarawak, South Africa, West Java, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Looking Ahead

PDC will continue to monitor areas of high precipitation and keep a close eye on flooding across the globe. Want to find the most up-to-date information on flooding and other hazards occurring in your neighborhood or around the world? Then be sure to download PDC?s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to continue to monitor PDC on Twitter, Facebook, and by way of the Global Hazards Atlas.