Overall Green alert Drought for Europe-2020
in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014038
Name: Europe-2020
Countries: Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 138 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 173343 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 627 | About casualties: 17 | Last hour: 0

World: Natural Disasters 2019Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:36:00 +0200.

Executive Summary. In 2019, 396 natural disasters were recorded in EM-DAT with 11,755 deaths, 95 million people affected and 103 billion US$1 in economic losses across the world. The burden was not shared equally as Asia suffered the highes
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Europe Battles Coronavirus Along With Hot, Dry WeatherMon, 03 Aug 2020 23:14:00 +0200.

PARIS - Much of Europe is again sweltering under soaring temperatures - and struggling with extreme dryness and forest fires. Summer heatwaves are becoming the new normal across the region. But as governments cope with the coronavirus pande
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Europe Battles Coronavirus Along With Hot, Dry WeatherMon, 03 Aug 2020 21:29:00 +0200.

PARIS - Much of Europe is again sweltering under soaring temperatures - and struggling with extreme dryness and forest fires. Summer heatwaves are becoming the new normal across the region. But as governments cope with the coronavirus pande
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Europe Battles Coronavirus Along With Hot, Dry WeatherMon, 03 Aug 2020 21:02:00 +0200.

PARIS - Much of Europe is again sweltering under soaring temperatures - and struggling with extreme dryness and forest fires. Summer heatwaves are becoming the new normal across the region. But as governments cope with the coronavirus pande
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (32), WMO (1), INFORM (2),