Overall Green alert Drought for Central USA-2021
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015088
Name: Central USA-2021
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of Jun 2022
Duration: 341 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 816829 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Underfunded warning system fails to mitigate drought devastation2023-05-27T18:51+0200.

Ethiopia is being severely impacted by the lack of an effective early warning system, exacerbating the devastation caused by the droughts and floods afflicting the nation. Since 2019, the Horn of Africa, including Ethiopia, has experienced
UN conference pledges $2.4 billion to head off famine in Horn of Afric ... 2023-05-25T19:33+0200.

DOLOW: This aerial view shows makeshift structures of people displaced by drought at the Ladan internally displaced people (IDP) camp in Dolow. More than a million Somalis have been displaced within their own country due to a ‘toxic’ mix of
High temperatures, droughts, storms, heavy rains, floods and wildfires ... 2023-05-25T11:09+0200.

High temperatures, droughts, storms, heavy rains, floods and wildfires frequently occur World Meteorological Congress focuses on extreme weather. High temperatures and droughts, storms and heavy rains, floods and wildfires… Since the beginn
Horn of Africa: UN raises $2.4 billion and hopes to avert famine2023-05-25T07:26+0200.

By 2022, drought had claimed 40,000 lives, half of them children in Somalia, according to the UN. The United Nations said on Wednesday it had 'averted famine' in the Horn of Africa by raising $2.4 billion for this region hit by a catastroph

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