Overall Orange alert Drought for Mexico-USA-2020
in Mexico, United States

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014182
Name: Mexico-USA-2020
Countries: Mexico, United States
Start Date: Begin of Jun 2020
Duration: 133 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 409779 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2020. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 235 | About casualties: 33 | Last hour: 0

Extreme Weather Events Have Increased Significantly in the Last 20 Yea ... Wed, 14 Oct 2020 04:15:00 +0200.

There has been a “staggering rise” in the number of extreme weather events over the past 20 years, driven largely by rising global temperatures and other climatic changes, according to a new report from the United Nations. There has been a
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Without The North American Monsoon, Reining In Wildfires Gets HarderWed, 14 Oct 2020 03:14:00 +0200.

But this year was anything but normal. The 2020 monsoon season was the second-driest on record, and many high-profile wildfires swept across the Sonoran Desert and surrounding sky islands. Putting an end to severe fires may only become hard
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VP U Henry Van Thio delivers speech at 2020 International Day for Disa ... Tue, 13 Oct 2020 22:16:00 +0200.

Vice President U Henry Van Thio presides over 2020 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction event via videoconferencing on 13 October. PHOTO: MNA. Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the Chairperson of National Disaster
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Without the North American monsoon, reining in wildfires gets harderTue, 13 Oct 2020 20:30:00 +0200.

But this year was anything but normal. The 2020 monsoon season was the second-driest on record, and many high-profile wildfires swept across the Sonoran Desert and surrounding sky islands. Putting an end to severe fires may only become hard
...(more)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (33), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),