Overall Green alert Drought for France - Northern Italy-2019
in Switzerland, , France, Italy

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013024
Name: France - Northern Italy-2019
Countries: Switzerland, , France, Italy
Start Date: Middle of Feb 2019
Duration: 68 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 142585 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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WINDSOR, ON April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters such as flooding and wildfires is criti
75% of natural disasters linked with climate: expertWed, 17 Apr 2019 20:58:00 +0200.

TEHRAN – Mostafa Mohaqeq, senior coordinator for Asia and Pacific Centre for Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) said that some 75 percent of natural disasters happening in the world are associated with weather and climat

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