Overall Green alert Drought for Western Africa-2019
in The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 1 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013221
Name: Western Africa-2019
Countries: The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal
Start Date: End of Jun 2019
Duration: 62 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 219186 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 174 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from spaceWed, 21 Aug 2019 17:45:00 +0200.

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was bl
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Smoke from Amazon wildfires plunges Sao Paulo into darkness in middle ... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:28:00 +0200.

The largest city in was plunged into darkness in the middle of the day on Monday after billowing smoke from ongoing wildfires in the Amazon region combined with a weather pattern, creating an ominous, dark blanket over the metropolis. The
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Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST by r ... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:38:00 +0200.

Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone. Brazil’s characteristic intense heat, severe droughts and skyrocketing deforestation
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Amazon Rainforest fire LIVE: Devastating fires revealed as São Paulo P ... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:12:00 +0200.

2.40pm update: Almost one million square miles affected by fires. An estimated measure done by Express.co.uk shows approximately 640 million acres have been affected by the fire. Based on Google’s alert system, the area surrounded by the fi
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),