gdacs integration lets you use a GeoRSS feed provided by
GDACS with information
about major droughts, earthquakes, floods, tropical cyclones, tsunamis and
volcanic activities worldwide.
It retrieves alerts from a feed and shows information of those alerts filtered
by distance to Home Assistant’s location.
Entities are generated, updated and removed automatically with each update
from the feed. Each entity defines latitude and longitude and will be shown
on the default map automatically, or on a map card by defining the source
gdacs. The distance is available as the state of each entity, and
converted to the unit (kilometers or miles) configured in Home Assistant.
The data is updated every 5 minutes.
To integrate the GDACS feed use the “Integrations” feature
in the GUI, you find it under Configurations - Integrations, or add the
following line to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry gdacs:
The categories of alerts to be included. Valid categories are ‘Drought’, ‘Earthquake’, ‘Flood’, ‘Tropical Cyclone’, ‘Tsunami’, ‘Volcano’.
The radius around your location to monitor; defaults to 500 km or mi (depending on the unit system defined in your
Latitude of the coordinates around which alerts are considered.
Latitude defined in your configuration.
Longitude of the coordinates around which alerts are considered.
Longitude defined in your configuration.
The following state attributes are available for each entity in addition to the standard ones:
|latitude||Latitude of the alert’s location.|
|longitude||Longitude of the alert’s location.|
|external_id||The external ID used in the feed to identify the alert.|
|title||Title of this entry.|
|description||Description of this entry.|
|event type||Type of event this alert is for (Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Tropical Cyclone, Tsunami, Volcano).|
|alert level||Alert level (Red, Orange, Green).|
|country||Country that the alert is applicable to.|
|duration in week||Duration of the alert in full weeks (only shown if more than one week).|
|from date||Date and time this alert started.|
|to date||Date and time this alert ended (or now if ongoing).|
|severity||Severity of the alert.|
|vulnerability||Vulnerability score (textual or numerical).|
Please note that some of the attribute values depend on the context and may not be comparable between different event types.
This integration automatically creates a sensor that shows how many entities are currently managed by this integration. In addition to that the sensor has some useful attributes that indicate the currentness of the data retrieved from the feed.
|status||Status of last update from the feed (“OK” or “ERROR”).|
|last update||Timestamp of the last update from the feed.|
|last update successful||Timestamp of the last successful update from the feed.|
|last timestamp||Timestamp of the latest entry from the feed.|
|created||Number of entities that were created during last update (optional).|
|updated||Number of entities that were updated during last update (optional).|
|removed||Number of entities that were removed during last update (optional).|
# Example configuration.yaml entry gdacs: categories: - Drought - Earthquake radius: 1000 latitude: -41.2 longitude: 174.7