Overall Orange alert Drought for Tamil Nadu (India)-2019
in India, Sri Lanka

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012873
Name: Tamil Nadu (India)-2019
Countries: India, Sri Lanka
Start Date: End of Dec 2018
Duration: 156 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 32191 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

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LA MISSIONE DI PADRE JEAN CHRYS A TOLIARA, IN MADAGASCARSat, 18 May 2019 23:06:00 +0200.

(Paolo MESOLELLA) DOVE I BAMBINI, GLI AMMALATI, LE RAGAZZE MADRI HANNO BISOGNO DI CIBO, ACQUA, ELETTRICITA’, OSPEDALI, SCUOLE E MEDICINE Padre Jean, Chrysostome Ravelomahitasoa è un prete salesiano speciale. Un missionario che da venti anni
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5 Natural Disasters That Demand Quick Environmental ChangeSat, 11 May 2019 18:10:00 +0200.

Natural disasters are extreme they are basically sudden events that are caused due to changing environmental patterns. As the name explains they are a disaster that not only damages the properties but also affect the people, flora and fauna
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Cyclone Fani | IMD director says India at a stage where it can save mo ... Sat, 04 May 2019 22:53:00 +0200.

AMITABH SINHA: In recent years, states have been successful in minimising damage caused by cyclones. How has this been achieved? This is because response actions and preparatory precautions are now systematically implemented. The target of
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Coastal roads, shelters, warning, response… We’re at a stage where we ... Sat, 04 May 2019 22:52:00 +0200.

We have two principal cyclone seasons in India — in April-May over the Bay of Bengal, and October-November and partly December. This happens because of the movement of the sun from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere. It lead
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), DesInventar (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),