Overall Red alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Congo, DRC, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Congo, DRC, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 186 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2202297 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 181 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

NORVEGIA 30 min Incendi al sud: centinaia di evacuati Le fiamme sono a ... Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:26:00 +0200.

OSLO - Centinaia di persone hanno dovuto lasciare le loro case in Norvegia per gli incendi boschivi che si stanno sviluppando nel sud del paese scandinavo, secondo quanto riferisce la Bbc. La polizia, ancora incerta sull'origine dei roghi,
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How do cow herders spot water in the Sahara? With satellites, of cours ... Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:09:00 +0200.

For most of his 50 years, Abdoul Ag Alwaly, a cattle herder in northern Mali, used the same way of finding water for his cows. He would pay a motorcyclist or camel driver to roam the desert surrounding the city of Gao and check the levels o
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Italia nel ciclone, allerta meteo. "Megaponte, in due milioni cancella ... Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:47:00 +0200.

Roma, 23 aprile 2019 - Italia nel ciclone. Il maltempo , che ieri ha colpito il Sud si è spostato al Centro Nord, con un carico di pesanti piogge e neve sulle Alpi. Le previsioni meteo annunciano ancora forti venti di Scirocco. Agitati i ma
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Be preparedWed, 24 Apr 2019 04:22:00 +0200.

But the capital region was jolted nonetheless by the alarming shaking that caused tall buildings to visibly sway, reminding the public that a potentially much stronger quake — the “Big One” — can strike the metro and its environs. A 2004 Ea
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Analytical report

24/Jan/2019 09:37 UTC

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29/Jan/2019 05:44 UTC

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