Overall Orange alert Drought for Northern South America-2023
in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 13 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1016449
Name: Northern South America-2023
Glide number: DR-2023-000204-BRA
Countries: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
Start Date: End of Sep 2022
Duration: 445 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1392133 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Urban Anti-Flooding Strategies in Latin American Cities2023-12-08T11:12+0100.

In several cities in Brazil, the amount of rainfall has already surpassed the total accumulated for the rest of the year. Flooding, inundations, and landslides are commonplace news in regional newspapers. In this chaotic scenario, a study p

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),