Overall Orange alert Drought for Central America-2019
in Belize, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua

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, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Start Date: End of Sep 2018
Duration: 487 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 116296 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 150 | About casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

NACIONAL - Población:Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:24:00 +0100.

13:48, 2020-01-15. Los usuarios del sistema del metro de Ciudad de México suelen culpar a los funcionarios de las escaleras eléctricas descompuestas en las estaciones, pero los empleados del metro tienen otra explicación: la enorme cantidad
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Why do record ocean temperatures matter?Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:54:00 +0100.

What is the significance of record ocean heat in 2019? The new record represents the most stark demonstration that global heating is unequivocally real and driving the climate crisis. With emissions still rising every year, more heat is bei
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Why do record ocean temperatures matter?Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:16:00 +0100.

What is the significance of record ocean heat in 2019? The new record represents the most stark demonstration that global heating is unequivocally real and driving the climate crisis. With emissions still rising every year, more heat is bei
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Another drought expected this year and Belize is preparingFri, 10 Jan 2020 17:47:00 +0100.

In 2019 as in the region, Belizeans met frequently in training programs to explore ways to mitigate the impacts of Climate Change. While this has been happening, the evidence for Climate Change has been mounting. “The drought will continue,
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23/Sep/2019 10:47 UTC

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29/Mar/2019 14:27 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (30), WMO (1), INFORM (2),