Overall Orange alert Drought for Central Mexico-2020
in Mexico

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 11 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014149
Name: Central Mexico-2020
Countries: Mexico
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 356 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 90553 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 24 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Mexico is experiencing its worst drought in 30 years, according to NAS ... Sat, 08 May 2021 03:20:00 +0200.

Mexico faces one of the most intense and widespread droughts that affect 85% of the country. For example, Mexico City is experiencing its worst dry season in 30 years , according to images from the National Aeronautics and Space Administrat
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New normals: The Southwest has grown hotter and drier over the past de ... Wed, 05 May 2021 03:04:00 +0200.

The Southwest has grown hotter and drier during the past decade, and new climate data from the federal government shows these changes have been dramatic, shifting the long-term averages that represent the region’s “normal.” The country’s up
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Mexico City rail overpass collapses, killing at least 13 peopleTue, 04 May 2021 08:37:00 +0200.

Temperatures expected to be 15F above average on Monday and Tuesday in drought-desiccated Sacramento area A dried lake bed at Folsom Lake in Folsom, California, near Sacramento. Photograph: Getty Images Dry, hot weather and strong winds hav
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La migrante que habló por México en la cumbre...Pascal Beltrán del Rio ... Mon, 26 Apr 2021 20:17:00 +0200.

Por Pascal Beltrán del Río. Lluvias torrenciales que cayeron el fin de semana del 19 y 20 de septiembre de 2015 sobre el Valle de Toluca dejaron entre 7 mil y 8 mil damnificados en municipios como Lerma y San Mateo Atenco. Una comunidad afe
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),