Overall Orange alert Drought for Central America-2019
in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012649
Name: Central America-2019
Countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador
Start Date: Begin of Jun 2019
Duration: 85 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 253569 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 81 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Brazil: South America: Forest Fires: Information Bulletin no. 1Sun, 25 Aug 2019 02:47:00 +0200.

The situation. In recent years, forest fires have become an emerging and continuous danger in South America. These fires cause damage to the ecosystem, biodiversity, livelihoods with a strong impact on communities in these areas and others
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Dall’Amazzonia all’Antartide, la Terra e i rifugiati climaticiSat, 24 Aug 2019 12:25:00 +0200.

In questi giorni la Foresta Amazzonica, il principale polmone della Terra, brucia a ritmi preoccupanti. Le immagini satellitari diffuse dalla Nasa testimoniano un’intensità delle fiamme così elevata da essere visibile dallo spazio. L’Istitu
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Morales pide cotizaciones para la probable compra de un avión cisternaSat, 24 Aug 2019 00:21:00 +0200.

El presidente Evo Morales anunció que su Gobierno realiza cotizaciones para la compra de un avión cisterna para sofocar los incendios que afectan a la Amazonía y a la Chiquitanía bolivianas y así evitar alquilar grandes aeronaves, como actu
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Click aquí para ver: Evo perfila compra de un avión Tanker para sofoca ... Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:51:00 +0200.

Evo perfila compra de un avión Tanker para sofocar incendios y pide cotizaciones. El presidente Evo Morales anunció que su Gobierno realiza cotizaciones para la compra de un avión Tanker para sofocar los incendios que afectan a la Amazonía
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),