PDC’s NDPBA Program strengthen’s national capacity while reducing disaster risk worldwide

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - near the Tonga Islands - 6.7

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  • Tsunami (Hawaiian Islands) - Tonga - 6.7

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  • Tsunami (Pacific Ocean) - Tonga - 6.7

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  • Earthquake - 4.9 - 4km NE of Westmorland, CA

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  • Earthquake - 6.7 - 64 km SE of Neiafu, Tonga

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  • Flood - Florence, SC Region, United States

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  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

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  • Wildfire - N of Makhachkala, Dagestan - Russia

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  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

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  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

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  • Wildfire - W of Nokaneng, North-West - Botswana

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  • Wildfire - S of Puerto Quijarro, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

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  • Wildfire - E of Barreiras, Bahia - Brazil

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  • Wildfire - NW of Rio Cuarto, Crdoba - Argentina

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  • Wildfire - E of San Bernardino (EL Dorado), California - United States

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  • Wildfire - Plumas and Lassen Counties (North Complex), California, United States

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  • Wildfire - Carbon County (Mullen Fire), Wyoming, United States

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  • Wildfire - NE of Arcata (Red Salmon Complex), California - United States

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  • Wildfire - E of Visalia (SQF Complex), California - United States

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  • Wildfires - Larimer County (Cameron Peak Fire), Colorado, United States

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  • Wildfire - NE of Fresno (Creek Fire), California - United States

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

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  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 75 km ENE of Bacolod, Philippines

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  • Hurricane - Marie

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  • Wildfire - S of Monte Quemado, Santiago del Estero - Argentina

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  • Flood - Detroit, MI Region, United States

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  • Floods - Bangladesh

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  • Storms - Southern Brazil

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  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

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  • Floods - India

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  • Drought - Dominican Republic

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  • Wildfire - E of Crescent City (Slater and Devil Fires), California - United States

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  • Wildfire - N of Scottsdale (Sears Fire), Arizona - United States

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  • Wildfire - E of Springfield (Holiday Farm Fire), Oregon - United States

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  • Wildfires - Siskiyou County (Fox Fire), California, United States

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  • Wildfire - NE of Pasadena (Bobcat Fire),, California - United States

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  • Wildfire - E of Salem (Beachie Creek Lions Head Complex), Oregon - United States

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  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 103 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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  • Wildfire - E of Roseburg (Archie Creek Fire), Oregon - United States

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  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

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  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

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  • Landslides - Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan, Indonesia

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  • Floods - Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

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  • Flood - Smithfield, NC Region, United States

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

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  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 34 km ENE of Yilan, Taiwan

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  • Wildfire - Douglas County (Thielsen Fire), Oregon, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Clackamas County (Riverside Fire), Oregon, United States

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  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 93 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga

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  • Flood - Port Arthur, TX Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Wauchula, FL Region, United States

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  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guatemala

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  • Storms - Western Peru

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  • Floods - Northern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kachin, Myanmar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Medan City, North Sumatra, Indonesia

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - Ashanti, Ghana

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Chad

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  • Floods - White Nile, South Sudan

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

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  • Storms - Italy

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  • Storms - Mexico

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  • Extreme Heat - Northern Mexico

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  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Chikungunya - Chad

    6 days ago WARNING

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

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    2 months ago WARNING

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May 11, 2018

Natural disasters have the potential to cause tremendous suffering and perpetuate generations of social inequality and economic instability, especially for resource-limited economies. In order to help decision makers understand and address the underpinnings of disasters on the world’s most vulnerable, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC)—an applied research center managed by the University of Hawai‘i—has developed a National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA) program to collaborate with countries on capacity development and disaster risk reduction initiatives.

The multi-faceted assessment equips countries with highly-effective, evidence-based decision support tools including a wealth of new national and subnational (local) data, scientific information collected through research, and the latest high-tech tools and best practices in disaster management. Throughout the assessment process, PDC collaborates with decision makers at all levels—connecting stakeholders from private industry, academia, government, first response, and humanitarian assistance sectors—to help identify gaps in capacity, to isolate risks, and to collect critical data essential for disaster-smart policies and practices.

“Our assessment provides scientific information about the underlying factors that exacerbate disaster risk—such as socioeconomic vulnerability—and examines resources and practices that lead to successful mitigation of disasters. This information helps decision makers prioritize investments as well as design more effective plans to mitigate disaster losses, prepare for, respond, and recover from hazards.” said Dr. Erin Hughey, Director of Disaster Services at PDC. With so much at stake, Hughey said cooperative efforts are needed across sectors and countrywide in order to effectively tackle the challenges that lead to catastrophic disasters and long-term economic impacts.

PDC has completed assessments and is working with partners in numerous countries to cocreate 5-year preparedness enhancement plans that can be measured for risk and loss reduction over time. The success of the NDPBA program has gained momentum since its inception in 2014, and has garnered interest in more than 10 countries during 2018 alone.

To learn more about the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment in countries with whom PDC has worked, check our PDC in Action map or see below for a list of recent activities:

  • Argentina, 2018 (Pending)
  • Benin, 2018 (Pending)
  • Cabo Verde, 2018 (Pending)
  • Dominican Republic, 2016-2017 (Complete)
  • El Salvador, 2014-2015 (Complete)
  • Guatemala, 2016-2017 (Complete)
  • Honduras, 2016-2017 (Complete)
  • Jamaica, 2015-2016 (Complete)
  • Nicaragua, 2016-2017 (Complete)
  • Panama, 2018 (Pending)
  • Paraguay, 2018 (Pending)
  • Peru, 2014-2015 (Complete)
  • Sierra Leone, 2018 (Pending)
  • Togo, 2018 (Pending)
  • Trinidad and Tobago, 2018 (Pending)
  • Uruguay, 2018 (Pending)
  • Vietnam, 2018 (In Progress)

 

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