Overall Orange alert Drought for Nordeste do Brasil-2018
in Brazil

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

Name: Nordeste do Brasil-2018
Countries: Brazil
Start Date: End of May 2018
Duration: 153 days
Impact: High impact for agricultural drought in 159102 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Map of disaster alerts in the past 4 days. Last 24 hours events are highlighted in yellow. Small earthquakes are shown as green boxes. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 17 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

El Niño could drive intense season for Amazon fires
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:05:00 +0200.

Irvine , Calif. , June 29, 2016 – The long-lasting effects of El Niño are projected to cause an intense fire season in the Amazon, according to the 2016 seasonal forecast from scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine. El
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WSU Vancouver climate scientist sees stage set for reprise of worst kn ...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:47:00 +0200.

A Washington State University researcher has completed the most thorough analysis yet of The Great Drought - the most devastating known drought of the past 800 years - and how it led to the Global Famine, an unprecedented disaster that took
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Reprise of Worst Known Drought, Famine Possible — WSU Vancouver Resear ...
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:10:00 +0200.

A Washington State University researcher has completed the most thorough analysis yet of The Great Drought — the most devastating known drought of the past 800 years — and how it led to the Global Famine, an unprecedented disaster that took
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WSU Vancouver climate scientist sees stage set for reprise of worst kn ...
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:46:00 +0200.

Credit: Washington State University. VANCOUVER, Wash. - A Washington State University researcher has completed the most thorough analysis yet of The Great Drought -- the most devastating known drought of the past 800 years -- and how it led
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (22), WMO (1), INFORM (2),