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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 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, El Salvador
Start Date: End of Apr 2019
Duration: 154 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 367098 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 132 | About casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

Las caras de la Marcha Mundial por el Clima Hoy comenzó una semana de ... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 05:08:00 +0200.

Millones de personas decidieron salir a las calles en todo el mundo este viernes (20.09), en el marco de la Marcha Climática Mundial, una semana entera de protestas iniciada por el movimiento juvenil ‘Viernes por el Futuro' (Fridays for Fut
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Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves four dead Septem ... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 04:43:00 +0200.

Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by flood waters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked
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Houston area sees relief, rescues after Tropical Storm Imelda leaves 4 ... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:43:00 +0200.

HOUSTON >> Emergency workers used boats today to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have bee
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Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 deadSat, 21 Sep 2019 02:32:00 +0200.

HOUSTON — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have bee
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),