Drought

A drought is a long-lasting weather pattern of dry conditions with very little or no rain, a period where water availability falls below the requirements of the affected region.

Drought is a phenomena of interplay between resource and human demand, it can lead to shortages in agricultural harvests and food supplies. Droughts are especially harmful in areas where residents depend on farming for livelihood, in these areas, drought can cause famines.
Famous devastating droughts are e.g., the “Dust Bowl” in the 1930s in the central USA, and several in African countries, e.g., in Ethiopia in 1973-74 and 1984-85.

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PDC Active Hazards


Warning
Tornado - Goodland, KS WFO Region, US
Tornado - Warning
Reported:
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:05:18 UTC
1 hour ago
Updated:
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:08:48 UTC
5 minutes ago
 

Warning
Tornado - Wichita, KS WFO Region, US
Tornado - Warning
Reported:
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:39:20 UTC
34 minutes ago
Updated:
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:58:13 UTC
15 minutes ago
 
Earthquake
Advisory
Earthquake - 5.1 - 14km WSW of Ovalle, Chile
Earthquake - Advisory
Reported:
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:05:32 UTC
9 hours ago
Updated:
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:57:00 UTC
2 hours ago