Flood Information

Powered by DisasterAWARE®

Your source for flood information

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

Reporting Threshold

Flooding imminent, occurring, or occurred within 24 hours with severe impact to population or infrastructure

Real-Time Processing

√ U.S.

Manual Processing

√ Global

Early Warning
for Floods

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.

A flood has recently occurred (within the past 24 hours) with severe impact to the population or infrastructure.
Conditions are right for a flood to occur, with the potential for impacts to population or infrastructure.
Moderate or severe flooding is imminent or occurring, or has occurred (within the past 24 hours) with severe impact to the population or infrastructure.

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/floods

Act now

Remember to “Turn around, don’t drown!”
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.
  • Determine how best to protect yourself based on the type of flooding.
  • Evacuate if told to do so.
  • Move to higher ground or a higher floor.

Plan ahead

Live in or plan to visit a flood-prone area?
  • Know the types of flood risk in your area.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system.
  • If flash flooding is a risk in your location, then monitor potential signs, such as heavy rain.
  • Learn and practice evacuation routes, shelter plans, and flash flood response.
  • Gather supplies in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off.
  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.
  • Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters.

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

DisasterAWARE provides layers of information to help assess the impacts of floods. These include but are not limited to: • Rainfall accumulation (3 hour, 1 day) • U.S. watches, warnings and advisories* • Rainfall accumulation (3 day, 7 day)* • Flood warning areas (U.S.)* • Doppler radar (U.S.)* • Short-term flood forecast (experimental)* • Global weather observations (METAR)* • U.S. watches, warnings and advisories* • Current stream gauges (U.S.)* • Short duration warnings (U.S.)* • Precipitation forecast (U.S.)* * = For disaster management practitioners only

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

Specialized Flood Products

for Disaster Management Practitioners

DisasterAWARE provides specialized situational analysis reports for use by disaster management practitioners. Some of these are generated automatically with every advisory, while others are custom created by PDC as needed to support hazard response.

Preliminary Impacts and Accumulated Rainfall

Impact Analysis of Floodwaters

Floods and Landslides

Lifeline potential road impacts from flooding