Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)


The 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.

The material used by this integration is provided by the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) - a cooperation framework between the United Nations and the European Commission - under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. It has only been modified for the purpose of presenting the material in Home Assistant. Please refer to the creator’s disclaimer and terms of use notice for more information.

Configuration

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 configuration.yaml.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
gdacs:

Configuration Variables

categories

(list)(Optional)

The categories of alerts to be included. Valid categories are ‘Drought’, ‘Earthquake’, ‘Flood’, ‘Tropical Cyclone’, ‘Tsunami’, ‘Volcano’.

radius

(float)(Optional)

The radius around your location to monitor; defaults to 500 km or mi (depending on the unit system defined in your configuration.yaml).

Default value:

500.0

latitude

(float)(Optional)

Latitude of the coordinates around which alerts are considered.

Default value:

Latitude defined in your configuration.

longitude

(float)(Optional)

Longitude of the coordinates around which alerts are considered.

Default value:

Longitude defined in your configuration.

State Attributes

The following state attributes are available for each entity in addition to the standard ones:

Attribute Description
latitude Latitude of the alert’s location.
longitude Longitude of the alert’s location.
source gdacs to be used in conjunction with geo_location automation trigger.
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).
population Exposed population.
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.

Sensor

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.

Attribute Description
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).

Full Configuration

# Example configuration.yaml entry
gdacs:
  categories:
    - Drought
    - Earthquake
  radius: 1000
  latitude: -41.2
  longitude: 174.7