Overall Green alert Drought for Central USA - Mexico-2021
in Mexico, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 12 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015088
Name: Central USA - Mexico-2021
Countries: Mexico, United States
Start Date: End of Jul 2021
Duration: 392 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 614373 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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‘Monstrous’ forest fire rages in southwestern France2022-08-15T18:32+0200.

MEXICO CITY.- More than a thousand firefighters fight against a Forest fire “monstrous” in southwestern France, which has already destroyed nearly 7,000 hectares of forest, authorities said. The Forest fire near the city of Bordeaux destroy
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Europe, USA, Australia are burning: What can we do to prevent wildfire ... 2022-08-15T17:28+0200.

, partly due to climate change. Declining rainfall and longer droughts are making forests so dry that localized lightening can spark a small fire that transforms into an inferno before firefighters can limit the damage. Such was the scale o
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Europe rushes firefighters to France amid ‘worst drought in 500 years’2022-08-12T18:33+0200.

FIREFIGHTERS from across Europe deployed to France yesterday to help battle wildfires ripping through the country’s forests. The fire in the Gironde region and the neighbouring Landes has burned almost 30 square miles since Tuesday and forc
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),