Overall Red alert Drought for India and Sri Lanka-2019
in India, Sri Lanka

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012873
Name: India and Sri Lanka-2019
Countries: India, Sri Lanka
Start Date: End of Dec 2018
Duration: 211 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 259664 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Monsoni, siccità e frane: i disastri ambientali affliggono la v ... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:51:00 +0200.

In queste settimane il Paesi che si affacciano sul Golfo del Bengala sono colpiti da forti tempeste monsoniche. Oltre 567mila persone sono state colpite in nove province da frane e cattive condizioni atmosferiche. Massima allerta sulla cost
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India's water woes mount, with floods, droughts and millions of citize ... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:24:00 +0200.

By Joydeep Gupta, Mubina Akhtar. Nearly a thousand people have been killed by floods in Nepal, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam in India, and in Bangladesh. Almost all of southern and interior western India is grappling with water scarcity. Wit
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Help scientists track extreme weather this week!Thu, 18 Jul 2019 03:29:00 +0200.

Tropical storms loom large over different parts of the globe, while extreme heat and droughts wreak havoc on other areas. Flash floods and landslides plague parts of India, as dust storms make it difficult to drive and breathe in the southw
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Copernicus Emergency Management Service – monitoring tropical cyclone ... Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:56:00 +0200.

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Fani hit India on 3 May with sustained winds of 240km/h – it was the most intense cyclone to make landfall in the country in 20 years. India is not alone in experiencing such record-breaking disasters in recent years –
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), DesInventar (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),