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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 Sudan

Green flood alert in Sudan

On 10/07/2024, a flood started in Sudan, lasting until 12/07/2024 (last update). The flood caused 4 deaths and 0 displaced ...
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Green flood alert in Tajikistan

Green flood alert in Tajikistan

On 13/07/2024, a flood started in Tajikistan, lasting until 15/07/2024 (last update). The flood caused 1 deaths and 0 displaced ...
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Green flood alert in Afghanistan

Green flood alert in Afghanistan

On 15/07/2024, a flood started in Afghanistan, lasting until 17/07/2024 (last update). The flood caused 34 deaths and 0 displaced ...
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EPA Emergency Response

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) ...
EPA Emergency Response

EPA Highlights Air Pollution Monitoring Project in Buffalo, New York

NEW YORK (April 16, 2024) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Lisa F. Garcia and Dr. Eun-Hye Enki Yoo, ...
EPA Emergency Response

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $20 Billion in Grants to Mobilize Private Capital and Deliver Clean Energy and Climate Solutions to Communities Across America

WASHINGTON – Today, April 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its selections for $20 billion in grant awards under two competitions ...

COVID-19

CDC COVID-19 Updates

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Earthquakes

Global earthquake activity

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 195 km northwest of Shigatse, Tibet, China, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 06:05 pm (Shanghai time)

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake – 195 km northwest of Shigatse, Tibet, China, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 06:05 pm (Shanghai time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jul 14, 06:49 am (Shanghai)4.510 km17 km (10.4 mi) to the N 207 km northwest of Shigatse, Tibet, China  I FELT IT ...
Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 78 km northeast of Rioverde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 03:32 am (Monterrey time)

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake – 78 km northeast of Rioverde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 03:32 am (Monterrey time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap May 11, 05:46 am (Mexico City)4.023 km71 km (44 mi) to the S 13 km southeast of Cardenas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico ...
Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - Gisborne, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024, at 09:27 pm (GMT -12)

Light mag. 3.9 earthquake – Gisborne, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024, at 09:27 pm (GMT -12)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jul 2, 09:13 pm (GMT +12)4.333 km114 km (71 mi) to the NW New Zealand InfoJul 2, 08:53 pm (GMT +12)4.333 km116 km (72 mi) ...
Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 54 km north of Kucha, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 03:07 pm (Urumqi time)

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake – 54 km north of Kucha, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 03:07 pm (Urumqi time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jul 18, 01:04 pm (Urumqi)4.010 km87 km (54 mi) to the W 108 km northwest of Kucha, Xinjiang, China  I FELT IT ...
Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 02:52 am (GMT -6)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake – North Pacific Ocean, Panama, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 02:52 am (GMT -6)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap May 30, 01:10 am (GMT -6)4.310 km36 km (23 mi) to the NW south of Panama InfoMay 26, 12:09 am (GMT -5)4.410 km11 km ...
Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 18 Jul 2024

Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 18 Jul 2024

Thu, 18 Jul 2024, 07:50 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITORWorld map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius ...

Nuclear

International Atomic Energy Agency – Event Notices

IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Radon Exposure at Boarding School

Radon Exposure at Boarding School Print View Posted on: 26 January 2024 Event Date: 31 December 2019 Event Type: Other Event Location: ...
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Transportation

NTSB Accident Investigations

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Volcanos

Global Volcano Activity

Reventador Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA NOT DETECTED

Reventador Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA NOT DETECTED

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Volcanoes Today, 18 Jul 2024: Etna volcano, Santiaguito, Fuego, Ibu, Sangay, Sabancaya, Ebeko

Volcanoes Today, 18 Jul 2024: Etna volcano, Santiaguito, Fuego, Ibu, Sangay, Sabancaya, Ebeko

Volcanoes Today, 18 Jul 2024: Etna volcano, Santiaguito, Fuego, Ibu, Sangay, Sabancaya, EbekoThu, 18 Jul 2024, 04:00 04:00 AM | BY: VNEtna's ...
Santiaguito Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: INTMT VA CLDS  to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Santiaguito Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: INTMT VA CLDS to 14000 ft (4300 m)

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Ibu Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL080 LAST REPORTED AT 18/0200Z MOV NE to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Ibu Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL080 LAST REPORTED AT 18/0200Z MOV NE to 8000 ft (2400 m)

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Weather

National Weather Service

Flood Advisory issued July 18 at 4:06AM AKDT until July 18 at 10:00AM AKDT by NWS Juneau AK

Flood Advisory issued July 18 at 4:06AM AKDT until July 18 at 10:00AM AKDT by NWS Juneau AK

The moderate to heavy rainfall from the atmospheric river has largely pushed out of the central and northern Inner Channels. Rivers and ...
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Flood Watch issued July 18 at 5:59AM MDT until July 20 at 12:00AM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

Flood Watch issued July 18 at 5:59AM MDT until July 20 at 12:00AM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * WHERE...A portion of south central New Mexico, including the following ...
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Special Weather Statement issued July 18 at 7:48AM EDT by NWS Tallahassee FL

Special Weather Statement issued July 18 at 7:48AM EDT by NWS Tallahassee FL

At 748 AM EDT/648 AM CDT/, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Abbeville to near Blakely ...
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Flood Advisory issued July 18 at 6:36AM CDT until July 18 at 9:45AM CDT by NWS San Angelo TX

Flood Advisory issued July 18 at 6:36AM CDT until July 18 at 9:45AM CDT by NWS San Angelo TX

* WHAT...Urban and small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected. * WHERE...A portion of west central Texas, including the following ...
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