Overall Orange alert Drought for Central America-2019
in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012649
Name: Central America-2019
Countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador
Start Date: End of Feb 2019
Duration: 58 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 82622 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 41 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

¿Por qué se está volviendo 'loco' el clima de Cali? Esta es la respues ... Sun, 14 Apr 2019 15:20:00 +0200.

En enero de este año Cali registró altas temperaturas que alcanzaron los 34.5 grados centígrados y la ciudad se preparaba ante la posibilidad de un Fenómeno del Niño (periodo muy seco). El 2 de abril, apenas hace una semana, cayeron 72 milí
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Zim mulls weatherproof structures in Idai aftermathSun, 14 Apr 2019 12:27:00 +0200.

Sunday Mail Reporter. The battle between man and Mother Nature is as old as civilisation itself. However, there are countries such as Japan, Mozambique and Madagascar that have often been disastrously caught up in this formidable battle, th
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To save a butterfly, Mexican scientists are moving a forestSat, 13 Apr 2019 05:34:00 +0200.

EJIDO LA MESA, Mexico — As a boy, Francisco Ramirez Cruz loved hiking with his grandfather up into the mountains of central Mexico. While the old man grazed sheep or hunted for wild mushrooms, Ramirez would play amid the throngs of monarch
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Alerta: Cambio climático en un país altamente vulnerableFri, 12 Apr 2019 20:51:00 +0200.

Por Denis Aguilar daguilar@lahora.com.gt. Para Erwin Castellanos la sequía puede ser la gota que rebalsa el vaso para migrar. Expertos han indicado que los efectos del cambio climático ya se están viviendo en Guatemala, y se manifiestan en
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (28), WMO (1), INFORM (2),