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Emergency Preparedness & Disaster News

We have included this section to help ground resilience theory and concepts in a context of practical applications and current events. Short excerpts are provided from live RSS feeds reporting global emergency preparedness and disaster news. The feeds update every two hours and include the following:

  • Emergency Response: reports from the Global Disaster Alert Organization and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Hazards: reports natural hazards from the NASA Earth Observatory.
  • Earthquakes: reports global earthquakes from the Volcano Discovery website.
  • Transportation: reports from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.
  • Volcanoes: reports global volcano activity from the Volcano Discovery website.
  • Weather: reports from the U.S. National Weather Service.

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Emergency Response

Global Disaster Alert Organization

Green flood alert in Nepal

Green flood alert in Nepal

On 18/06/2024, a flood started in Nepal, lasting until 20/06/2024 (last update). The flood caused 2 deaths and 500 displaced ...
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Green flood alert in Somalia

Green flood alert in Somalia

On 23/06/2024, a flood started in Somalia, lasting until 25/06/2024 (last update). The flood caused 2 deaths and 0 displaced ...
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Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 6.3M, Depth:156.689km) in Vanuatu 24/06/2024 08:03 UTC, 40 thousand in 100km.

Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 6.3M, Depth:156.689km) in Vanuatu 24/06/2024 08:03 UTC, 40 thousand in 100km.

On 6/24/2024 8:03:38 AM, an earthquake occurred in Vanuatu potentially affecting 40 thousand in 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 6.3M, Depth:156.689km ...
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EPA Emergency Response

EPA Emergency Response

EPA Begins Sediment Impacts Investigation in Grand Calumet River Area of Concern in Gary, Indiana

CHICAGO (May 30, 2024) – Next week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin investigating sediment impacts in the Grand Calumet River Area ...
EPA Emergency Response

EPA awards $1 million to the City of Monte Vista for cleanup and redevelopment projects 

Monte Vista, Colo. (May 20, 2024) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the City of Monte Vista will receive ...
EPA Emergency Response

EPA and State of New Jersey Propose Settlement that will provide nearly $19 million for the Riverside Industrial Park Superfund Site in Newark, New Jersey

NEW YORK (April 16, 2024) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a proposed settlement with PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) ...

COVID-19

CDC COVID-19 Updates

Living with Long COVID

Living with Long COVID

Caring for children, including adolescents, with Long COVIDAlthough Long COVID appears to be less common in children than in adults, children can ...
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Long COVID Basics

Long COVID Basics

About Long COVID Long COVID is defined as a chronic condition that occurs after SARS-CoV-2 infection and is present for at least ...
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COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know

After a positive test result, you may continue to test positive for some time. Some tests, especially PCR tests, may continue to ...

Earthquakes

Global earthquake activity

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Fiji on Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024, at 01:25 am (GMT +12)

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake – Fiji on Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024, at 01:25 am (GMT +12)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jun 20, 06:45 pm (Fiji)4.6540 km13 km (8 mi) to the N 198 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji  I FELT IT InfoJun ...
Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 198 km northeast of Isla Socorro Island, Colima, Mexico, on Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024, at 05:56 am (GMT -7)

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake – North Pacific Ocean, 198 km northeast of Isla Socorro Island, Colima, Mexico, on Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024, at 05:56 am (GMT -7)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jun 18, 01:30 am (GMT -6)4.210 km107 km (66 mi) to the S North Pacific Ocean, 317 km southwest of Campamento San ...
Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 15 km east of Gifu City, Gifu, Japan, on Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024, at 09:43 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake – 15 km east of Gifu City, Gifu, Japan, on Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024, at 09:43 pm (GMT +9)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jun 20, 10:23 pm (GMT +9)4.735 km78 km (48 mi) to the SE Philippine Sea, 8.1 km south of Gamagōri, Aichi, Japan ...
World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 25 June 2024

World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Tue, 25 Jun 2024, 12:20 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITORWorldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 25 Jun 2024Summary: 5 ...
Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN on Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024, at 11:07 am (Universal Time time)

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake – EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN on Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024, at 11:07 am (Universal Time time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jun 22, 12:16 pm (Almaty)4.410 km81 km (51 mi) to the NW Jetisu, 31 km southwest of Aqtoghay, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan  I ...
Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - 226 km southeast of Kucha, Xinjiang, China, on Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024, at 10:03 am (Universal Time time)

Light mag. 3.9 earthquake – 226 km southeast of Kucha, Xinjiang, China, on Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024, at 10:03 am (Universal Time time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jun 25, 01:06 pm (Urumqi)3.910 km43 km (27 mi) to the S 276 km southwest of Korla, Xinjiang, China  I FELT IT ...

Nuclear

International Atomic Energy Agency – Event Notices

IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Missing dangerous source during transport had been found

Missing dangerous source during transport had been found Print View Posted on: 28 May 2024 Event Date: 11 January 2024 Event Type: ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Partial loss of post-trip cooling

Partial loss of post-trip cooling Print View Posted on: 29 April 2024 Event Date: 15 November 2023 Event Type: Power Reactor Event ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Worker Exceeded Annual Extremity Dose Limit

Worker Exceeded Annual Extremity Dose Limit Print View Posted on: 17 April 2024 Event Date: 22 February 2024 Event Type: Radiation Source ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshop

Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshop Print View Posted on: 07 February 2024 Event Date: 11 February ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshop

Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshop Print View Posted on: 07 February 2024 Event Date: 11 February ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Worker exposure to X-ray generator

Worker exposure to X-ray generator Print View Posted on: 02 February 2024 Event Date: 29 May 2021 Event Type: Irradiation/Accelerator Facility Event ...
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Transportation

NTSB Accident Investigations

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Volcanos

Global Volcano Activity

Semeru Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL150 AT 25/1110Z MOV S OBS VA DTG: 25/1110Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Semeru Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL150 AT 25/1110Z MOV S OBS VA DTG: 25/1110Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

<!--div style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;border:3px solid blue;border-radius:5px;padding:3px;margin:5px;background:#eee">Send Volcano Report</div--> Stratovolcano 3676 m (12,060 ft)East Java, Indonesia, -8.11°S / 112.92°ECurrent status: erupting (4 out of 5) ...
Sangay Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NO VA EMS EST VA DTG: 25/0940Z

Sangay Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NO VA EMS EST VA DTG: 25/0940Z

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Volcanoes Today, 25 Jun 2024: Karymsky volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Reykjanes, Reventador, Sangay, Lewotobi, Sabancaya

Volcanoes Today, 25 Jun 2024: Karymsky volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Reykjanes, Reventador, Sangay, Lewotobi, Sabancaya

Volcanoes Today, 25 Jun 2024: Karymsky volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Reykjanes, Reventador, Sangay, Lewotobi, SabancayaTue, 25 Jun 2024, 10:00 10:00 AM | BY: ...
Ibu Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION REPORTED TO 25/0805Z OBS VA DTG: 25/0805Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Ibu Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION REPORTED TO 25/0805Z OBS VA DTG: 25/0805Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

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Sabancaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: INTERMITTENT EMISSION  to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Sabancaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: INTERMITTENT EMISSION to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Tue, 25 Jun 2024, 07:00 | BY: VN Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ...
Lewotobi Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL100 MOVING SOUTHEAST OBS VA DTG: 25/0610Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Lewotobi Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL100 MOVING SOUTHEAST OBS VA DTG: 25/0610Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

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Weather

National Weather Service

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Flood Warning issued June 25 at 9:28AM CDT until June 28 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS Omaha/Valley NE

Flood Warning issued June 25 at 9:28AM CDT until June 28 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS Omaha/Valley NE

...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in Iowa... Little Sioux River Near Turin affecting Monona County. * WHAT...Minor flooding ...
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Special Weather Statement issued June 25 at 10:28AM EDT by NWS Peachtree City GA

Special Weather Statement issued June 25 at 10:28AM EDT by NWS Peachtree City GA

Relative Humidities of 25 percent or less can be expected for 4 or more hours this afternoon into the evening. Winds will ...
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Flood Warning issued June 25 at 9:24AM CDT until June 27 at 9:24PM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD

Flood Warning issued June 25 at 9:24AM CDT until June 27 at 9:24PM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota... James River near Forestburg affecting Sanborn County. James River above Yankton ...
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Flood Warning issued June 25 at 9:24AM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD

Flood Warning issued June 25 at 9:24AM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota... James River near Forestburg affecting Sanborn County. James River above Yankton ...
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Flood Warning issued June 25 at 9:24AM CDT until June 28 at 10:00PM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD

Flood Warning issued June 25 at 9:24AM CDT until June 28 at 10:00PM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota... James River near Forestburg affecting Sanborn County. James River above Yankton ...
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