Overall Green alert Drought for Central USA-2021
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 10 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015088
Name: Central USA-2021
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of Apr 2023
Duration: 233 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 63621 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. 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.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 640 | About casualties: 9 | Last hour: 0

Inside life in hottest place on Earth where it feels like 'being blast ... 2023-12-10T11:59+0100.

Since then, experts suspicious of then-U.S. Weather Bureau observer Oscar Denton's calculations have thrown doubt on his claim – but with or without the early 20th century record, Death Valley is widely (if only informally) considered the h
Scars Of War, Displacement, And Climate Change Push Human Rights To Th ... 2023-12-10T03:07+0100.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom. Maya Angelou. “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
World Soil Day 2023 highlights link between soil and water2023-12-09T10:42+0100.

At global celebrations marking World Soil Day 2023, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) underlined the vital link between soil and water in producing our food and the need for integrated management and conserva
Up to 2.6 billion people in Asia, Africa could be exposed to heatwaves ... 2023-12-09T06:28+0100.

Close to 568 million people could be exposed to heatwaves by 2030 under a high-warming (HW) scenario where global temperature rises by 3-4 degrees Celsius by 2100, according to the new Climate Mobility Impacts dashboard of the Global Data I

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),