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Whether they creep up on communities or take hold in a flash, droughts can lead to disastrous economic, environmental and human health consequences. The best way to prepare is to have a plan in place. The information presented in the sections below will help you learn more about drought, its potential effects on your community, and how you can use scenario planning and exercises to increase your community’s preparedness.


Drought Basics

drought basics

Reasons to Prepare

reasons to prepare

Scenario Planning

scenario planning

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Send your comments, ideas, and stories to the National Drought Mitigation Center. Your feedback is appreciated.