Drought Information

Powered by DisasterAWARE®

Your source for Drought information

Our DisasterAWARE platform, including Disaster Alert™, provides information about droughts happening around the world. Information is derived from a variety of scientific monitoring agencies.

Reporting Threshold

Conditions right for drought, with potential for adverse impacts to population or infrastructure

Manual Processing

√ Global

Early Warning
for Droughts

DisasterAWARE now includes PDC’s proprietary SmartAlert technology. You select the areas and hazards to monitor and we’ll alert you to threats within or approaching those areas automatically.

Offering the following alert severity levels:

Severity levels are designated by the authoritative reporting agency.

Conditions are right for a drought to occur, with potential for adverse impacts to population or infrastructure.


Drought is in effect and is negatively impacting the population.

Available Formats

Professional versions: SMS Text | Email | App Alerts
Public version: App Alerts Only

Be Aware and Prepare

Always heed instructions from local authorities and receive alerts about major hazards from PDC’s DisasterAlert app or on the DisasterAlert website.


Find more information at www.ready.gov/drought

Act now

Is your area experiencing a drought?
  • Practice indoor water conservation, such as avoiding unnecessary toilet flushing and shortening shower times.
  • Practice outdoor water conservation, such as avoiding over spraying your lawn.

Plan ahead

Live in or plan to visit an area that experiences drought?
  • Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers. One drop per second wastes 2,700 gallons of water per year.
  • Consider purchasing a low-volume toilet that uses less than half the water of older models. Note: In many areas, low-volume units are required by law.
  • Plant native and/or drought-tolerant grasses, ground covers, shrubs, and trees.
  • Position sprinklers so water lands on the lawn and shrubs and not on paved areas.

Hazard Brief

Real-Time Impact and Needs Assessment

Through DisasterAWARE  and DisasterAlert you get access to PDC’s unique exposure modeling capabilities—providing accurate assessments of exposure and need for hazards in any part of the world.

How to access Hazard Brief (available for all hazards)

Helpful Features and Layers

Apps powered by DisasterAWARE provide layers of information to help assess the impacts of volcanoes. These include but are not limited to: • Global weather observations (METAR)* • U.S. watches, warnings and advisories* • Rainfall accumulation – (7 Day)* * = Available for professional version only

Are you a disaster management practitioner and want to know more?