Overall Red alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 214 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1126446 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Feed aggregatorThu, 23 May 2019 04:36:00 +0200.

Mongolia is vulnerable to a wide range of natural disasters, including floods, dust storms, droughts, wildfires, and earthquakes. These events have an adverse impact on people's lives and livestock, which is the key source of food, transpor
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Washington State Faces a Drought Emergency While Much of the U.S. Is H ... Thu, 23 May 2019 03:48:00 +0200.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, California officials declared the state to be drought-free after more than seven years. And this week, California is expected to get 150 to 200 percent of its normal monthly rainfall through May 22nd, according
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Meeting calls to mitigate disaster risks in school, communityWed, 22 May 2019 12:29:00 +0200.

Ninh Thuan (VNA) – A meeting was held on May 22 at Nguyen Binh Khiem high school in Phuoc Nam commune, the south central province of Ninh Thuan, calling for efforts to mitigate disaster risks in schools and community. Nguyen Binh Khiem scho
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24/Jan/2019 09:37 UTC

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29/Jan/2019 05:44 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),