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

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012649
Name: Central America-2019
Countries: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Start Date: End of Apr 2019
Duration: 177 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 626609 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 173 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Copeco junto a escolares celebran Día Internacional para la Reducción ... Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:22:00 +0200.

Tegucigalpa - La Comisión Permanente de Contingencias (Copeco), en su calidad de ente coordinador del Sistema Nacional de Gestión de Riesgo (Sinager), celebró el Día Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres (DIRD) conjuntamente con los
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Algorithm Projects Final Size of Wildfire Just After StartFri, 11 Oct 2019 22:36:00 +0200.

(TNS) It’s kind of like predicting whether a social media post will go viral. Only in this case, the stakes could be much higher. A team of researchers at University of California, Irvine says it has developed a machine learning model based
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Clima, l’Unicef: “Milioni i bambini a rischio in America latina”Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:06:00 +0200.

Circa 26,5 milioni di bambini latinoamericani vivono in zone ad alto rischio per inondazioni o siccità estrema, fatto che conferma come la regione sia una delle più vulnerabili per gli effetti dei cambiamenti climatici. Lo ha sostenuto oggi
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La crudeza del calentamiento global en México: 12 estados en alerta po ... Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:08:00 +0200.

Durante septiembre de 2019, el ingreso de dos tormentas tropicales y un huracán propició la recuperación de las áreas anormalmente secas (D0) y con sequía moderada (D1) principalmente en el noreste debido a Fernand durante la primera quince
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Analytical report

23/Sep/2019 10:47 UTC

Analytical report

29/Mar/2019 14:27 UTC

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