Overall Green alert Drought for South Africa-2018
in South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

Name: South Africa-2018
Countries: South Africa
Start Date: End of Apr 2018
Duration: 183 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 52380 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:05:00 +0200.

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Desertification an imminent threat, creating unstable grounds for deve ...
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:54:00 +0200.

DUBAI: More than 3.2 billion people, or two in every five, are affected by land degradation today and up to 143 million could move within their countries by 2050 to escape water scarcity and falling crop productivity caused by climate chang
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¿Por qué hay tormentas más agresivas?
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:04:00 +0200.

Somini Sengupta New York Times News Service. Lluvias torrenciales azotaron Japón en julio. Un aguacero en agosto inundó aldeas enteras en el sur de India. En septiembre, el huracán Florence desbordó presas y lagunas, lo que hizo que llegara
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Five big floods hit the Llano River in the 20th century
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:40:00 +0200.

The Llano River, which was expected to peak at 41 feet Tuesday morning and wiped out the RM 2900 bridge at Kingsland, was ravaged by at least five major flash floods in the 20th century, including the one in 1935 that peaked at 41.5 feet an
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (22), WMO (1), INFORM (2),