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  • Severe Weather - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Winter Storm - N of Hearst, Ontario, Canada

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  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Babahoyo, Los Rios, Ecuador

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Vallegrande, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Winter Storm - Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Reykjanes Ridge

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Arctic Outflow - Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

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  • Tornado - Mobile, AL WFO Region, US

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Birmingham, AL WFO Region, US

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • High Wind - SW of Belleville, Ontario, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Aegean Sea

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Air Quality - Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Blizzard - Kangirsuk, Québec, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

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  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

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  • Rainfall - Quebec, Québec, Canada

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  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

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  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, NW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Totness, Coronie, Suriname

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Gaspe, Québec, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mahakam Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Bengawan Solo Basin, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, NE of Penner River, India and Bangladesh

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, W of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Aqtöbe and Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Southwest China

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Thanjavur, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze, Yalong Jiang and Duke He Rivers, China

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia and Vietnam

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, South-eastern Asia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Antsiranana, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, Madagascar

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Itapicuru Basin, Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Buzi Basin, N of Buzi River, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Afghanistan and Pakistan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, W of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Qiantang Jiang Basin, China and Taiwan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Fiji region

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • High Wind - NE of Kuujjuarapik, Québec, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - SW of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Rainfall - Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - SW of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Blowing Snow - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Catabato Province, Philippines

    10 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Chiba, Japan

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Italy

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Catabato Province, Philippines

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Reykjanes Ridge

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 128 km E of Nago, Japan

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Reykjanes Ridge

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tonga

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands region

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    14 hours ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 47 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - south of the Kermadec Islands

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Remanso, Bahia, Brazil

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram, Thailand

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hanjiang Xixi Basin, Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kuantan Basin, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, S of Cuyuni River, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hari Basin, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Medan, Aceh and Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Kinabatangan Basin, Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Pannawonica, Western Australia, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, SE of Irrawaddy River, India and Myanmar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Aral Sea Basin, Southern Asia and Central Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Western Asia, Southern Asia and Caspian Sea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Quelimane, Nampula and Zambezia, Mozambique

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    4 weeks ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Oum Hadjer, Batha, Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Changuinola Basin, Costa Rica and Panama

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limbe, Sud-Ouest, Cameroon

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of San Juan de Nicaragua, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Puelo Basin, Puelo and Manso Rivers, Argentina and Chile

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Merapi, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

Working together to create a Safer World

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC Global) is an applied research center managed by the University of Hawaii that supports the most demanding governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide in helping to create a safer, more disaster resilient world. For more than 25 years, we’ve helped our partners enhance disaster management capacity, save lives, and reduce disaster losses through the application of our advanced tools and technologies, evidence-based research, and analytical information.

 

The Center’s DisasterAWARE platform is used by tens of thousands of disaster management professionals—from the senior-level decision maker to the operational practitioner. It provides global multi-hazard early warning, hazard monitoring, and risk intelligence to support rapid and effective disaster response, preparedness, recovery, and mitigation. DisasterAWARE includes the highest resolution all-hazards impact models, advanced analytical reports, and augmented information through artificial intelligence. The system features the largest, scientifically-vetted big data catalog for disaster management decision making in the world—derived in part from PDC’s unique National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment as well as its Global Risk and Vulnerability data.

 

DisasterAWARE provides near real-time analytics about impacts to population, capital, and key infrastructure for multiple hazards, calculating likely humanitarian needs down to a scale of 30 x 30 meters. DisasterAWARE is free to disaster management practitioners and the humanitarian assistance community at https://disasteraware.pdc.org.

 

 Customized versions of DisasterAWARE have been deployed by PDC in locations around the world and are used operationally by national and regional disaster management agencies for all aspects of disaster management.

 

PDC’s mobile app, Disaster Alert, is also free and designed for use by the public as well as disaster managers on-the-go. It offers customizable early warning alerts for any type of natural hazard in any location around the globe. Visit https://disasteralert.pdc.org.

 

In addition to offering advanced decision support technology, PDC is pioneering the scientific application of artificial intelligence for disaster risk reduction through its AI for Humanity™ program. Learn more about these innovations at www.pdc.org/aiforhumanity.
The Center also provides specialized research on a range of topics ranging such as national fragility, national disaster preparedness, women, peace and security, and climate change. PDC also supports disaster preparedness training and exercises.

A brief history of PDC

Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Iniki to the Hawaiian Islands in 1992, Pacific Disaster Center was conceived as a center to improve systems of communication and technology for disaster prevention at home and beyond. PDC now serves a global audience, helping to increase disaster management capacity and embolden more effective decisions, policies, and actions for a safer world.

Our Team

Executive Management

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Ray Shirkhodai is responsible for PDC’s strategic development, market and partnership expansion, and all aspects of the enterprise operation. Serving in information management and senior leadership roles since 1991, Ray first joined PDC in 2002 as the Chief Information Officer before his selection for Executive Director in 2007. During his tenure at PDC, Ray architected PDC’s flagship DisasterAWARE® risk intelligence platform and mobile applications, developed and oversaw strategies for PDC’s expansion into the global hazard and risk reduction markets, and increased the Center’s competitive project revenues, augmenting PDC’s base research and operating budgets. Ray has led the Center’s support of major international disaster relief operations. He has served as a chief technology advisor to regional and national disaster management offices around the world. Ray has written for numerous United Nations publications on analytical software design for risk reduction. He has been an invited keynote speaker, lecturer and participant at many international events focused on technologies for risk reduction and resilience. Ray is on the advisory board of the University of Hawaii Maui College Applied Business and Information Technology (ABIT) program. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from George Mason University followed by graduate studies in Artificial Intelligence at George Mason University.

Ray Shirkhodai

Executive Director

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Chris Chiesa has more than 30 years of experience developing and leading enterprise applications of geospatial information technologies and has been actively involved in disaster management activities for the past two decades. He directs international deployments of PDC’s disaster management decision support DisasterAWARE® platform. Chris has extensive programmatic and institutional experience in the Asia Pacific region. His work has also taken him to Europe, Central and South America, and Africa. In 2005, Chris received Esri’s prestigious Special Achievements in GIS Award in recognition of the Center’s support to the Indian Ocean tsunami response. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BSME, MSNR) and the University of Arizona (MBA).

Chris Chiesa, MS, MBA

Deputy Executive Director

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Dr. Joseph Green is an expert in the practical application of risk information for humanitarian assistance and resilience-building initiatives worldwide. His analytical work spans more than two decades, with specialized focus on the examination of the intersection between social vulnerability, health outcomes, and disaster resilience. Joseph earned his PhD in epidemiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to earning his PhD, Joseph earned a master’s degree in medical geography from the University of South Florida and worked as a research fellow at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Joseph Green, PhD

Director of Applied Science

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Dr. Erin Hughey is the Director of Global Operation for the Pacific Disaster Center. A recognized leader in global disaster management and disaster risk reduction, Dr. Hughey developed the only operationalized approach to the United Nations Sendai Framework for Action. Known as the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA), this program has been implemented by more than 20 countries worldwide and aids national, regional and international disaster risk reduction initiatives. With a PhD in geography, Dr. Hughey has dedicated her life’s work to the innovation and the application of new science and technology for disaster management—empowering practitioners and senior leadership alike with the tools and information needed to support data-driven decision making.

Erin Hughey, PhD

Director of Global Operations

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Cassie Stelow brings with her more than 10 years of experience in the development and execution of enterprise-wide IT solutions and strategies. She oversees PDC’s data management solutions and was the key architect for transforming the organization’s data services into a single source. Cassie is responsible for the implementation of data governance, adherence to IT standards and the institutionalization of enterprise tools. She holds a Master of Science in Geospatial Information Science and Technology from North Carolina State University.

Cassie Stelow, MS

Acting Director of Information Technology

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Scott Okada is responsible for PDC’s fiscal planning and management in all areas of budgeting, financial analysis, procurement, and business information technology applications. He has experience and training as a financial forecaster, auditor, tax-compliance officer, and report compiler for national and governmental organizations. His experience also includes high-level oversight of human resources management and loss prevention, as well as cash management and cost control functions. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Scott Okada, BBA, MBA

Director of Finance & Administration

Other Staff

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Bear (Bernd) McConnell

Senior Advisor

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Steve Recca has held several security policy positions with the State Department, Department of Defense, and in academia. He was Director of the University of Colorado Springs Center for Homeland Security where he managed research programs in civil security, defense-related topics, as well as institutional and government agency collaborative relationships. He is on the Editorial Review Board of four peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent guest lecturer on civil security topics for academic institutions across the United States. Steve holds a Master’s in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Steve Recca

Humanitarian Assistance Programs Senior Advisor

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