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Mar
28
2013

PDC Global Flood Survey

More Flooding in Bolivia!

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and 7 day rainfall

Over the past week PDC has monitored flood events around the world, including Australia (Queensland and New South Wales), United States (Illinois), United Kingdom (England), Arabian Peninsula (Yemen), Southeast Asia (Philippines), and South America (Bolivia and Peru).

Below, we take a closer look at the recent flooding in Bolivia!

Recent Flooding Events: Bolivia

PDC Global Hazards Atlas centered on Bolivia, displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and 7 day rainfall

According to a recent REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies, Latin America & the Caribbean, report (March 25, 2013), over half (5 of 9) of Bolivia’s departments are under a state of emergency due to flooding, with an estimated 145,000 persons affected. Cochabamba was reported as being one of the worst hit departments, with an estimated 40,000 persons affected in the last week. According to the report, Bolivian authorities did not require international assistance to respond to the emergency. (UN OCHA/REDLAC)

The latest weather forecast for Bolivia shows areas of continued cloudy conditions.

Looking Ahead

PDC is currently monitoring flooding events/threats in: Australia, Bolivia, England, Peru, and Yemen.

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.

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 At