Overall Green alert Drought for Western USA-2020
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014139
Name: Western USA-2020
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 158 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 124389 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Extreme Weather Events Have Increased Significantly in the Last 20 Yea ... Wed, 14 Oct 2020 04:15:00 +0200.

There has been a “staggering rise” in the number of extreme weather events over the past 20 years, driven largely by rising global temperatures and other climatic changes, according to a new report from the United Nations. There has been a
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VP U Henry Van Thio delivers speech at 2020 International Day for Disa ... Tue, 13 Oct 2020 22:16:00 +0200.

Vice President U Henry Van Thio presides over 2020 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction event via videoconferencing on 13 October. PHOTO: MNA. Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the Chairperson of National Disaster
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Natural disasters have almost doubled in the last 20 yearsTue, 13 Oct 2020 15:34:00 +0200.

The UN's new research into disaster, has revealed that the number of natural calamities has nearly doubled in the last 20 years. Together with a “staggering” rise in climate disasters in the first two decades of this century, the UN researc
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Surge in natural disasters takes heavy human and economic toll — UNTue, 13 Oct 2020 10:15:00 +0200.

Philippines among countries with highest number of disaster events An SUV gets caught in a flood on Timog corner Scout Tobias in Quezon City after a sudden downpour of rain on October 12, 2020. The Philippines recorded 304 disaster events f
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