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Disaster Declared in W. Virginia Counties

Posted by feww on March 24, 2012

Three W. Va. counties declared federal disaster areas in response to March 15 storms

Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties have been declared federal disaster areas following widespread damage caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began on March 15.

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  • W. Virginia, USA.Three West Virginia counties have been declared federal disaster areas following widespread damage caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began on March 15.
    • Gov.  Tomblin  announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had declared  Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties as federal disaster areas.

Other Global Disasters

  • New Brunswick, Canada. A state of emergency has been declared in the New Brunswick community of  Perth-Andover following severe flooding.


 St. John River in Perth-Andover continued rising on Friday. Photo:  Government of New Brunswick via CBC

    • The village has issued a mandatory evacuation order to at least 500 residents in low-lying areas near the St. John River, a report said.
    • Several other communities along the river path are also threatened by flooding.
    • Flooding, caused by warm weather breaking “numerous ice jams in waterways throughout western and northern New Brunswick,” has  washed out several roads and forced a hospital to close.
    • The deluge is said to be the worst flooding in quarter of a century.
    • “We had a chance to be on the ground to be with the people in the community, it is very devastating. I know that when you talk to local people, everyone measures the seriousness of flooding to 1987 and 1993. And everyone is indicating that it is significantly worse than those two years,” Premier Alward said, calling the flood damage “devastating.”
  • Texas, USA. UPDATE: Agricultural losses due to the 2011 drought.

    • Total Agricultural losses:   $7.62 billion
      • Livestock: $3.23 billion (up from $2.06 billion)
      • Lost hay production value: $750 million (no change)
      • Cotton: $2.2 billion (up from $1.8 billion)
      • Corn: $736 million (up from $409 million)
      • Wheat: $314 million (up from $243 million)
      • Sorghum: $385 million (up from $63 million)
    • Additional Losses
    • Grand Total:  $16.9 billion
  • In comparison, drought cost Texas agriculture $13.1 billion in the previous 13 years, an average of about $1 billion per year (peaking at a record annual loss of $4.1 billion in 2006 season.)

See also:

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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