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Disaster Declared for 61 Counties in 5 States

Posted by feww on July 12, 2013

Drought and winterkill spell disaster for 61 counties across the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 61 counties in five states as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the worsening drought, and winterkill.

Drought Disaster

USDA has designated a total of 5 counties in Idaho as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the worsening drought.

The latest disaster designations, issued on July 10 include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

Winterkill: Disasters  Caused by Extreme Weather Events

USDA has further designated as disaster areas a total of 56 counties  in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and South Dakota due to damages and losses caused by the combined effects of heavy rainfall followed by freezing temperatures and multiple periods of thawing and refreezing, resulting in winterkill that occurred between January 1 and May 15, 2013 in 56 counties.

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