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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 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 Oct 2023
Duration: 179 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 130787 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 993 | About casualties: 32 | Last hour: 4

Weather and climate extremes with emerging features in 20232024-04-19T17:31+0200.

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World UAE struggles to recover after heaviest recorded rainfall hits d ... 2024-04-19T17:18+0200.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates tried to wring itself out Thursday after the heaviest recorded rainfall ever to hit the desert nation , with its main airport allowing more flights even as floodwater still covered
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Kenya: Netherlands Funds Food Security Boost for Lake Turkana Communit ... 2024-04-19T15:48+0200.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Counties of Marsabit and Turkana have signed an agreement to sustainably i
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Food Insecurity Plagues Somalia's Displaced2024-04-19T15:32+0200.

In Somalia, an estimated 4 million people--or one-fifth of the population--face acute food insecurity; 3.8 million people are displaced from their homes; and 1.7 million children under five are acutely malnourished. The protracted humanitar
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),