Overall Orange alert Drought for Australia-2019
in Australia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1013281
Name: Australia-2019
Countries: Australia
Start Date: End of Jun 2019
Duration: 176 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 713708 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 125 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

The other effects of the floodsTue, 10 Dec 2019 08:47:00 +0100.

News of floods, deaths and devastation: This is the new normal in the country for the past several weeks. Unfortunately, the latest prediction by the weatherman should make every Kenyan flinch. Reportedly there is no end in sight of the tor
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NSW Government pushes for national farm income protection schemeTue, 10 Dec 2019 04:49:00 +0100.

The NSW Government is today calling on Commonwealth, state and territory governments to come to the table and back a national income protection scheme to insure farmers against drought. Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall renewed calls f
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2019: un anno di fuoco per le foreste del nostro pianetaMon, 09 Dec 2019 12:50:00 +0100.

L’anno che sta per concludersi ha visto bruciare circa 12 milioni di ettari in Amazzonia, 27 mila ettari del Bacino del Congo oltre 8 milioni nell’Artico 328mila ettari tra foreste e altri habitat in Indonesia . In questo momento anche l’ A
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Indian Ocean Dipole: What is it and why is it linked to floods and bus ... Sat, 07 Dec 2019 02:08:00 +0100.

Image copyright Getty Images. Flooding and landslides in East Africa have killed dozens of people and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away in Australia, a period of hot, dry weather has led to a
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (30), WMO (1), INFORM (2),