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  • Snowfall - W of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

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  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 8 km E of Funaishikawa, Japan

    14 minutes ago ADVISORY

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  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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  • Earthquake - 5.5 - southeast of the Loyalty Islands

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  • Flood - Longview, TX Region, United States

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  • Floods - Southern, United States

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  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 73 km SSW of Boca Chica, Panama

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  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

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  • Flood - Havana, IL Region, United States

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  • Wildfire - SW of Peace River, Alberta, Canada

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  • Flood - Slidell, LA Region, United States

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  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 15 km S of Hualien City, Taiwan

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

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  • Wildfire - N of Villa Union, Sinaloa, Mexico

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  • Wildfire - E of Atoyac, Guerrero, Mexico

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  • Severe Weather - W of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Flood - SW of Cuanza Basin, Angola

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Val dOr, Ontario and Québec, Canada

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  • Flood - SW of Quelimane, Zambezia, Mozambique

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  • Flood - W of Alvorada, Goiás, Mato Grosso and Tocantins, Brazil

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  • Flood - Geraldton, Ontario and Québec, Canada

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  • Flood - W of Geraldton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Flood - N of Pedro Luro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Flood - Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

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  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

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  • Flood - Rio De La Plata Basin, Argentina

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  • Flood - Jacunda, Pará, Brazil

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  • Flood - SW of Mitu, Amazonas, Caquetá and Vaupés, Colombia

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  • Flood - E of Maues, North Brazil

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  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa, Cameroon, Western Africa, Niger, Nigeria and Chad

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  • Flood - Parana Basin, S of Parana River, Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay

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  • Flood - Uruguay Basin, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

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  • Flood - Parana Basin, W of Paraguay River, Brazil and Paraguay

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  • Flood - Sao Luis, Maranhão, Pará and Piauí, Brazil

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  • Flood - Hari Basin, W of Hari River, Indonesia

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  • Flood - Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

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  • Flood - Bulungan Basin, Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia

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  • Flood - SE of Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

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  • Flood - Amur Basin, China and Russia

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  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

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  • Flood - Aral Sea Basin, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

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  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, Bangladesh and Myanmar

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  • Flood - Pakchan Basin, N of Pakchan River, Myanmar and Thailand

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  • Flood - Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Telangana, India

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  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

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  • Flood - Bamian, Bamyan, Afghanistan

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  • Flood - W of Behbehan, Khuzestan, Iran

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  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

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  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

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  • Flood - Ob Basin, E of Irtysh River, China and Kazakhstan

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  • Flood - Zhem Basin, Russia, Kazakhstan and Caspian Sea

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  • Flood - W of Tuban Basin, Eastern Africa, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia

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  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

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  • Flood - W of Douala, Littoral, Cameroon

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  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa, Angola, Eastern Africa, Burundi, Dem Rep of the Congo, Republic

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  • Flood - Hamun Basin, NE of Helmand River, Afghanistan and Iran

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  • Flood - Nile Basin, Middle Africa, Dem Rep of the Congo, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Northern Africa,

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  • Flood - Zomba, Zomba, Malawi

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  • Flood - Lake Turkana Basin, Kenya and Tanzania

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  • Flood - NE of Quelimane, Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Zambezia, Mozambique

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  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

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  • Flood - NE of Asosa, Benshangul-Gumaz, Ethiopia

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  • Flood - Bolama, Bolama, Guinea-Bissau

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  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

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  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Pocatello, ID Region, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Eastern Paraguay

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Austria

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  • Winter Storm - Finland

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  • Wildfire - S of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico

    18 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico

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  • Wildfire - SW of Tekax, Yucatán, Mexico

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  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 141 km SSE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 20 km SSE of Hualien City, Taiwan

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - Vincennes, IN Region, United States

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 74 km WSW of Basco, Philippines

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Lewotolo, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ruang, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Lewotobi, Indonesia

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  • Flood - NE of Tuban Basin, Western Asia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Tefe, Amazonas, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, NW of Maranon River, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Coroata, Maranhão, Brazil

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  • Flood - SW of Boulia, Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zambezi Basin, Angola and Dem Rep of the Congo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Camocim, Northeast Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Baraka Basin, NW of Baraka River, Eritrea and Sudan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, S of Dallol Bosso River, Niger

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Puqi, Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi, China

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  • Flood - W of Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia

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  • Flood - S of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Maumere, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, China, Southern Asia, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, South-east

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Melut, Upper Nile, South Sudan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 36 km S of Hualien City, Taiwan

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 13 km SSW of Hualien City, Taiwan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 28 km S of Hualien City, Taiwan

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Central India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Vietnam

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  • Severe Weather - Mexico

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  • Avalanches - Southern Switzerland

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  • Drought - Greece

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  • Drought - Italy

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  • Drought - Spain

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  • Severe Weather - Northern Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 27 km S of Hualien City, Taiwan

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 178 km NNE of Colonia, Micronesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Bagana, Papua New Guinea

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Marapi, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Drought - Northwestern United States

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  • Drought - Central United States

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  • Drought - Zambia

    5 days ago INFORMATION

  • Drought - Southern Africa

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  • Extreme Heat - Western Africa

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Health - SE of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

    6 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Northern Pacific Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - La Cumbre, Fernandina Island, Ecuador

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Somalia

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Mozambique

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Dengue - Guatemala

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Measles - American Samoa

    11 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Djibouti

    1 year 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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Subject matter expertise / best practices

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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