Surrounded by the sea, it is free from Indian droughts and famines.
In 1324 we read of droughts, locusts, inundations and earthquakes.
Droughts are by far the most formidable foe of the agriculturist.
The sky and the cacti and the droughts of Arizona are stamped in on the brain as one reads.
Floods are bad but droughts are an evil, also, which a city has to forestall.