Training mission becomes real disaster management event

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    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Yakossi, Mbomou - Central African Republic

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Yei, Central Equatoria - South Sudan

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Lokoja, Kogi - Nigeria

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  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

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  • Wildfire - SE of Cooma, New South Wales - Australia

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  • Wildfire - Galvarino Commune, Chile

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  • Earthquake - 6.3 - 105km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

    4 hours ago WATCH

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  • Flood - Shelton, WA Region, United States

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  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

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  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

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  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 57km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    1 day ago WATCH

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    11 hours ago INFORMATION

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  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Southwest Indian Ridge

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    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Guatemala

    5 days ago WARNING

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    6 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 weeks ago INFORMATION

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July 24, 2013

In May, as Tropical Cyclone Mahasen headed for Dhaka, Bangladesh, the U.S. Pacific Command’s Multinational Planning Augmentation Team (USPACOM MPAT) was conducting the Tempest Express-22 (TE-22) Staff Planning Workshop hosted by the government of Bangladesh and involving civil and military participants from many countries. Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) Disaster Management Specialist & Exercise Lead Todd Bosse was onsite to coordinate the use of DisasterAWARE for TE-22, and was able to highlight the real-world value of PDC’s tools and services to decision makers.

The TE-22 workshop focused on developing a concept of operations for a multi-national response to a catastrophic earthquake in the capital city, Dhaka. TE-22 also aimed to improve disaster response coordination among civil ministries of the Government of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division, and international humanitarian actors. PDC demonstrated its ability to support disaster operations and to advance the underlying goals of workshop.

As part of the workshop, data was initially prepared for an exercise involving an earthquake scenario, but as Cyclone Mahasen approached, the DisasterAWARE early warning and decision support platform was quickly redirected for real-world use.  It was able to display hazard and local-level GIS base data for Dhaka, such as healthcare and transportation infrastructure. While providing near real-time storm data, the platform visualized potential damage and tracked responding units on the map. By providing a common operating picture and acting as a communication hub, DisasterAWARE promoted efficient interagency information sharing.

In order to prepare for and respond to the cyclone, U.S. Embassy personnel requested a daily situational awareness brief from PDC. The brief was distributed among embassy representatives and shared with local UN representatives, government agencies, and local nongovernmental organizations. U.S. Ambassador Dan Mozena shared PDC information products with senior-level Bangladesh military officials.

The next MPAT Tempest Express Workshop will be in Wellington, New Zealand in August 2013.

Go to PDC Updates to read more about Tropical Cyclone Mahasen’s impacts. 

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