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There are several tools to help you assess the potential impacts of hazards. To quickly view these tools,
navigate to an area on the map of interest to you and click a hazard icon.
A hazard tooltip will appear with “quick links” to more information about the hazard. The tooltip provides quick links to Products, Info, Layers, and Area Brief.
The Products link provides access to a variety of reports, custom maps, analyses, and other information shared by multiple agencies about the hazard. Below is an example of product types:
Situational Awareness Products (for specialized maps, analyses, modeled impact assessments)
Situation Reports (for detailed agency updates of the situation on the ground)
Damage and Needs Assessments (for information related to damage and needs)
Reference Maps (for response and recovery planning)
The Info link contains the latest advisory information issued by authoritative agencies, along with potential impact information provided by PDC’s All Hazards Impact Model.
With the Info panel open, click the More Information button to see a summary of potential impacts reported in PDC’s Hazard Brief.
Hazard Brief summarizes potential impacts to populations and infrastructure, breaking down exposure by demographic, geography, and population centers.
It also describes risk factors for vulnerable groups and offers a wealth of additional information about the hazard.
The Layers link allows you to view default hazard layers and explore other pertinent information to help assess potential impacts of a hazard.
For example, the Ash Cloud layer shown here details the spread of volcanic ash within 6 hours after an eruption in Ecuador based on the latest ash cloud advisory. This can help determine where the deposit of ash potentially intersects with at-risk populations and infrastructure when those layers are also turned on.