Overall Orange alert Drought for South Africa - Lesotho-2020
in Lesotho, South Africa

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014000
Name: South Africa - Lesotho-2020
Countries: Lesotho, South Africa
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 194 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 146335 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Exploding ‘Glass Fire’ chokes US wine regionThu, 01 Oct 2020 05:58:00 +0200.

Two wildfires in the US State of California that ravaged Napa’s famous wine region and killed three people exploded in size on Tuesday as firefighters faced a weeks-long battle to contain the blazes. The so-called Glass Fire enveloping some
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California wine country faces long battle as fire explodesWed, 30 Sep 2020 10:21:00 +0200.

Two California wildfires that ravaged Napa's famous wine region and killed three people exploded in size Tuesday as firefighters faced a weeks-long battle to contain the blazes. The so-called Glass Fire enveloping some of northern Californi
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California wine country faces long battle as fire explodesWed, 30 Sep 2020 09:04:00 +0200.

Two California wildfires that ravaged Napa's famous wine region and killed three people exploded in size Tuesday as firefighters faced a weeks-long battle to contain the blazes. The so-called Glass Fire enveloping some of northern Californi
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California wine country faces long battle as fire explodesWed, 30 Sep 2020 03:44:00 +0200.

The so-called Glass Fire enveloping some of northern California's world-famous vineyards has scorched 42,000 acres (17,000 hectares) and remains zero percent contained, despite the efforts of some 1,500 firefighters. Celebrated Napa winerie
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