Continuing drought causes agricultural disaster in Colorado
Ten Colorado counties have been designated as agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought that began October 1, 2011, and continues, USDA reported.
Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 19
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- Colorado, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated ten counties in the state of Colorado as agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought that occurred from October 1, 2011, and continues.
- Primary Disaster Area: Lincoln County.
- Contiguous Disaster Areas: Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Crowley, Elbert, El Paso, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Pueblo and Washington counties.
Other Global Disasters
- Negros, Philippines. Death toll and the number of people missing from a strong earthquake, measuring 6.7Mw, and several significant aftershocks that struck Philippines Negros Region on February 6 has climbed to at least 113, the country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
- About 120 people were injured in the quakes.
- The quakes destroyed more than 6,300 houses and damaged 9,200 others.
- About 5,000 families are currently in evacuation centers, a report said.
- Yunnan province, China. A severe drought has destroyed or damaged about 400,000 hectares (~ one million acres) of crops in Southwest China’s Yunnan province, local reports said.
- The direct economic losses is estimated at more than 600 million yuan.
- The drought has affected about 6.3 million people in 91 counties in the province, reports said.
- More than 2.4 million people and 1.55 million livestock are short of drinking water.
Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background
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