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

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012649
Name: Central America-2019
Countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Start Date: End of Feb 2019
Duration: 93 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 85520 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Feed aggregatorThu, 23 May 2019 04:36:00 +0200.

Mongolia is vulnerable to a wide range of natural disasters, including floods, dust storms, droughts, wildfires, and earthquakes. These events have an adverse impact on people's lives and livestock, which is the key source of food, transpor
Washington State Faces a Drought Emergency While Much of the U.S. Is H ... Thu, 23 May 2019 03:48:00 +0200.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, California officials declared the state to be drought-free after more than seven years. And this week, California is expected to get 150 to 200 percent of its normal monthly rainfall through May 22nd, according
Mexico City Declares Environmental Emergency as Wildfire Smoke Chokes ... Wed, 15 May 2019 14:41:00 +0200.

In light of alarmingly bad air quality, Mexico City officials issue warning: BREATHING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH. pic.twitter.com/ezIk7V4exf — Laura Martínez (@miblogestublog) May 13, 2019 Government agency the Megalópolis Environmental Commis
Según informe de ONG alemana: Honduras, entre 3 países “azotados” por ... Mon, 13 May 2019 13:15:00 +0200.

Según los informes, los países que encabezan el listado junto a Honduras, como los más afectados por fenómenos meteorológicos, son Puerto Rico, Haití en el Caribe y Myanmar en el sur de Asia. Además, a esa lista se suman Nicaragua, Filipina

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),