Preparing for Hazards in the Pacific

  • Flood - Lexington Park--California--Chesapeake Ranch Estates, MD Region, United States

    28 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Calulo, Cuanza Sul - Angola

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Severobaykalsk, Buryat - Russia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Ust-Ulimsk, Irkutsk - Russia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - Santa Clara County (Crews Fire), California, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.6 - 93 km N of Batang, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Storm - Cristina

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 278 km WSW of Labuan, Indonesia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 9 km E of Rangkasbitung, Indonesia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - Washoe County (Mahogany Fire), Nevada, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sula Islands, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern England

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Tucson (Bighorn Fire) , Arizona, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sarawak, Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central Ontario, Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Los Angeles County (Soledad Fire), California, United States

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods/ Landslides - Central and Western Nepal

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Japan

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - South Sandwich Islands region

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Edouard

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Udachnyy, Chukot - Russia

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Izu Islands, Japan region

    18 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mariana Islands region

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - 254 km N of Fais, Micronesia

    18 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 174 km NNE of Colonia, Micronesia

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Philadelphia, MS Region, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 33 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Pakistan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Haiti

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

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

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 week ago WARNING

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January 10, 2015

Assessing Exposure & Vulnerability for Pacific Island Countries

The Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world; it is also highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of global climate change, including ocean warming and sea-level rise. To help build resilience to climate change and natural disasters in the Pacific, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded the development of a Pacific Exposure Database (PED) containing data on the fragility of critical infrastructure in populated areas.

PDC’s support for the PED project included implementing a field data collection campaign, including database development, training of field units, and data processing, to populate the PED with relevant data on buildings and infrastructure. We also led the development of a GIS web portal, which was designed to provide access to all PED data in open source formats. As part of a transition plan, PDC helped develop and facilitate a workshop to train beneficiaries on the use and maintenance of the web portal and integrated it into an established regional organization. Using the PED disaster managers and others working with them can now identify hazards, plan mitigation strategies, and model potential disaster damage and loss scenarios in eight Pacific Island countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

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