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May
01
2014

Hazard Highlights

Severe Weather

Ebola in Africa, Severe Weather in No. America Ebola Outbreak in Western Africa The population density layer shown in the image above can be made more transparent in the Global Hazards Atlas. Here, it is allowed to obscure country names and national boundaries in order to clarify that there is a significant population in the …

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Apr
24
2014

Hazard Highlights

Flooding in Europe and a Volcano in Peru Flooding in Eastern Europe Since April 18, heavy rainfall has caused flooding across Eastern Europe affecting Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Serbia, just over 500 people have been evacuated, with flooding blocking roads and damaging water supply networks, homes, and local industries.  The city …

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Apr
17
2014

Hazard Highlights

Fire in Chile and Flooding in Tanzania Wildfire in Valparaiso, Chile A large wildfire spread across the outskirts of Valparaiso, Chile starting late afternoon on April 12. As of April 16, an estimated 12,500 people have been affected and 2,900 homes were destroyed.  Evacuations remain in effect as the fire continues to burn in the …

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Apr
10
2014

Hazard Highlights

Severe Weather in the U.S. and Australia Flooding in Southeast United States Heavy rainfall over the past few days has resulted in flooding across parts of southeast United States, causing authorities to issue flood warnings. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has reported two people dead due to flooding and severe weather. (MSEMA, NWS) The latest …

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Mar
28
2013

PDC Global Flood Survey

More Flooding in Bolivia! 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: …

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