Pacific Disaster Center Fostering Disaster Resilient Communities  

Providing Weather and Hazard Related News

Weather Wall

 

 

Dec
05
2013

Hazard Highlights

High Winds and Heavy Rain

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Global Wind

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Global Wind

In the image above, PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas displays active hazards and the Global Wind layer. ?Global Wind is a weather prediction model that estimates wind speed worldwide in meters per second.? This layer also displays wind direction and is updated every three hours. Examine this layer more closely by clicking on the image above.

After looking at wind speeds globally, we take a look at local damage from high-speed winds in Argentina.

High Wind in Argentina

PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas focused on Argentina showing PDC?s High Wind hazard icon

PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas focused on Argentina showing PDC?s High Wind hazard icon

Severe weather hit parts of north and northeast Argentina over the past few days. In Chivilcoy, wind speeds reached 140 km/h. These damaging gusts left around 70% of the city without power and water supply, and blew the roofs off of an estimated 64 houses.? The storm also affected parts of Lomas de Zamora in Buenos Aires, reportedly leaving two people dead and most of the municipality without electricity.

Look below to see how heavy rain and flooding are affecting Malaysia.

Heavy Rain and Flooding in Malaysia

PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas centered on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, showing PDC Integrated Active hazards and Rainfall 7-Day Accumulation (inches)

PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas centered on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, showing PDC Integrated Active hazards and Rainfall 7-Day Accumulation (inches)

As shown in the image above, Malaysia has experienced heavy rainfall over the past week causing flooding in the states of Pahang and Terengganu.? Some parts of Malaysia received an estimated 45 to 48 inches of rain in the last seven days. Flooding left one person dead and forced 19,000 people to relocate to evacuation centers (ReliefWeb).

Kuala Lumpur is forecast to receive more precipitation over the next four days (WU). Look below to see other hazard warnings that PDC is monitoring worldwide.

Current Hazard Warnings

Drought: United States

Flood: England, Malaysia, Somalia (Lower Shabelle)

Severe Weather: Canada (North and South Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador), Malaysia, Northern Europe

For real-time information on current disasters download PDC?s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to monitor PDC on Twitter, Facebook, and by accessing the Global Hazards Atlas page.