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  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 46 km ESE of Peace River, Canada

    16 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    7 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Birmingham, AL WFO Region, US

    10 minutes ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    9 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    12 minutes ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Mobile, AL WFO Region, US

    10 minutes ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Mobile, AL WFO Region, US

    10 minutes ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    12 minutes ago WATCH

  • Tornado - New Orleans, LA WFO Region, US

    17 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    19 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    29 minutes ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - W of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

    28 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

    38 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Birmingham, AL WFO Region, US

    45 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 67 km ESE of Namie, Japan

    57 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Columbus, MS Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Mistassini, Québec, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Snow Squall - Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Watertown, NY Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Crossett, AR Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Munising, MI Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - N of Hearst, Ontario, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • 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

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    5 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

    8 hours ago WARNING

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

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Quebec, Québec, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

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

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • 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

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    9 hours ago WARNING

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

    9 hours ago WARNING

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

    9 hours ago WARNING

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

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Itapicuru Basin, Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

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

    9 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

    9 hours ago WARNING

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

    9 hours ago WARNING

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

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Qiantang Jiang Basin, China and Taiwan

    9 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

    13 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

DisasterAWARE® Training and Preparedness Exercises

Using our extensive hazard data and unique DisasterAWARE platform, we can help you simulate realistic hazard scenarios to help gain a deeper understanding of hazard impacts on communities. We also can assist with exercising preparedness plans in advance of real-world events. Our exercise program can help test complex networks of organizations and response activities—making sure stakeholders respond effectively under high-pressure and ever-changing circumstances. Our experts can support any type of exercise and hazard scenario. We also provide online training and instructor-led training on our DisasterAWARE platform.

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Disaster Preparedness Exercises

Let us help you design and conduct scenario-based exercises in a simulated environment ahead of a real-world crisis. We support tabletop exercises, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises. Our capabilities include:
Scenario development and design
Event scripting and integration
Data integration
Training
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Exercise Options

Exercises help decision makers identify as much about what goes right with disaster preparedness plans as what goes wrong. We’ve helped organizations around the world design and conduct exercises and incorporate lessons learned into planning and preparedness activities.

Scenario-based Training

  • Often focused on policy or strategic issues
  • Smaller scope, less complex

Tabletop Exercises

  • Provides facilitated analysis of an emergency situation
  • Examines policies, procedures, and operations to validate and refine plans as needed.
  • Informal, stress-free environment

Functional Exercises

  • Fully simulated exercise
  • Realistic event, testing response capabilities in time-pressured environment
  • Involves multiple functions, agencies, and organizations

Full-scale Exercises

  • Tests regional, national, subnational disaster management systems
  • Simulates real event as closely as possible.
  • Mobilizes emergency personnel and victims (actors), equipment, and resources

Benefits of our exercise
support program

  • Leverage the best information to solve problems and make life-saving decisions using DisasterAWARE
  • Accurately simulate real-world hazards and impacts based on DisasterAWARE historical hazard data
  • Identify planning weaknesses and time-saving measures
  • Reveal gaps in resources and information
  • Improve organizational coordination and communications
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities
  • Enhance individual and team performance

Learn more about our customized exercises and training solutions

Recent Training Events and Exercises

2020 – 2021 EXERCISE SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

PDC continues to support training and exercises throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Most activities have been transitioned to a virtual platform to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

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