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 - Wilmington, NC WFO Region, US
Tornado - Warning
Reported:
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:23:15 UTC
3 minutes ago
Updated:
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:24:57 UTC
1 minute ago
 

Watch
Tornado - Sterling, VA WFO Region, US
Tornado - Watch
Reported:
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:43:27 UTC
5 hours ago
Updated:
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:14:12 UTC
12 minutes ago
 

Watch
Tornado - Raleigh, NC WFO Region, US
Tornado - Watch
Reported:
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:53:22 UTC
5 hours ago
Updated:
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:08:23 UTC
18 minutes ago