Drought is hard to detect and cannot be prevented. It is different from other natural hazards, such as typhoons, hurricanes and tornadoes. The impacts of drought can be mitigated through careful planning and management p... More »

It is impossible to prevent natural calamities; however, it is possible to minimize the impact of natural calamities such as floods, earthquakes, wild fires, droughts, landslides and famine. Most natural calamities canno... More »

Delonix regia, commonly called Royal Poinciana, requires full sun and daily watering for fullest flowering and is drought tolerant but not salt tolerant. The tree grows in a wide range of well-drained acidic or alkaline ... More »

Some important safety precautions to take during a drought include water conservation and home preparedness. Droughts can create a number of hazards, some of which can even be deadly. More »

It is impossible to prevent natural calamities; however, it is possible to minimize the impact of natural calamities such as floods, earthquakes, wild fires, droughts, landslides and famine. Most natural calamities canno... More »

Droughts can occur anywhere on the planet, but they are most prevalent and long-lasting in arid climates. Areas of the globe that experience high humidity and precipitation can have droughts when rainfall totals taper of... More »

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Because they are caused by a reduction in the normal amount of rainfall a region receives, droughts can occur anywhere on the planet. For example, some parts of the Amazon River basin were struck by drought in 2005. Howe... More »