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Nov
14
2013

Hazard Highlights

Super Typhoon Haiyan In the image above, you can see the accumulated rainfall associated with Super Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines). Below we will look a little more closely at the impacts of the Typhoon in both the Philippines and Vietnam. First, take a look at the same Atlas screenshot with the rainfall …

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Jan
24
2013

PDC Global Flood Survey

Flooding in Jakarta!   This week we will focus on the recent flooding events in Jakarta, Indonesia. Days of torrential rains, which began last week, resulted in severe flooding throughout Jakarta and neighboring areas. As of January 22, reports indicate that 6,781 households have been affected and 29 persons killed (OCHA). The number of Internally Displaced …

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Jan
03
2013

PDC Global Flood Survey

  New Year Starts with Many Floods ? It’s a new year, 2013, and people in many parts of the world are discovering ways to be safer from flooding, but the hazards remain, and sometimes these threats will have disastrous effects. In fact while most were celebrating the arrival of the new year, others were …

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Dec
12
2012

PDC Global Flood Survey

Turn around, don’t drown. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) trademarked the phrase “Turn Around Don’t Drown” or TADD. Then worked closely with the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration to develop two officially sanctioned road signs. NOAA knows, and wants everyone to know, that even quite shallow flood waters are dangerous for both …

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Dec
06
2012

PDC Global Flood Survey

Flooding is an extended process. A flood is more than an event. Like all hazards, flooding can be looked upon as a process extending from the planning and preparation accomplished when there is no known threat, to the special actions (like evacuation) taken when the hazard is imminent, through the flooding event itself, and finally, …

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