I’ve use this app quite a bit living in California. There are frequent wild fires, and of course earthquakes every day.
PDC works to foster disaster resiliency through the use of science, information, and technology for sound, evidence-based decision-making. PDC is an applied research and development, public-private enterprise promoting a disaster risk reduction (DRR) agenda and concepts by bridging the divide between the scientific communities and the disaster management professionals.
Located in the State of Hawaii, with its principal facility on the island of Maui, PDC provides information research, products and services for disaster and crisis management professionals as well as executive decision makers in the fields of natural and technological hazards, and stresses to social, cultural and economic wellbeing. PDC’s products and services are used in disaster response and civil-military humanitarian assistance operations, as well as in disaster risk reduction, mitigation and planning, locally and globally by stakeholders and disaster managers, national governments, regional organizations, and International and Non-Governmental Organizations (I/NGO). PDC’s primary area of responsibility encompasses the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, Hawaii, and Alaska, but the center has performed work all over the globe.
PDC applies its expertise to seamlessly integrate various technologies for Disaster Management (DM) support in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions and beyond. The Center supports customers’ DM requirements by providing timely, accurate, and relevant informational and analytical products in times of emergencies. PDC is also engaged in capacity building projects around the world—providing support and training regarding data and information management, decision and policy support, applications development, and information systems engineering.