Overall Green alert Drought for Europe-2020
in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Ireland, , Luxembourg, Netherlands,

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014038
Name: Europe-2020
Countries: Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Ireland, , Luxembourg, Netherlands,
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 110 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 343401 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 428 | About casualties: 14 | Last hour: 0

Cambiamenti ClimaticiThu, 09 Jul 2020 04:45:00 +0200.

I cambiamenti climatici sono tra i temi più discussi, sia per quanto concerne l’effettivo significato di tale concetto che in relazione alle possibili conseguenze. Il dibattito pubblico prosegue anche in merito a quelle che sono le cause di
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La Nina watch issued by BOM, strengthening hopes of an end to the drou ... Thu, 09 Jul 2020 02:41:00 +0200.

A La Nina watch has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the first time since February 2018, strengthening evidence that Australia may be heading out of drought. Key points: A La Nina 'watch' has been issued by the Bureau of Meteoro
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Governors advised to strengthen disaster responseThu, 09 Jul 2020 00:09:00 +0200.

The Ministry of Health yesterday advised municipal and provincial governors to strengthen their emergency preparedness and response capabilities ahead of natural disasters. In a letter signed by Health Minister Mam Bun Heng on Tuesday, he s
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Texas could face the worst drought conditions in 1,000 yearsWed, 08 Jul 2020 23:09:00 +0200.

Over the rest of this century, the climate in Texas will steadily become more extreme. A new study predicts that the state will endure increasingly drier summers, potentially leading up to the worst drought conditions that Texas has seen in
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (32), WMO (1), INFORM (2),