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Drought, Heat Spell More Disaster

Posted by feww on August 16, 2012

Hundreds more U.S. counties declared drought disaster areas

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated hundreds of additional counties across 22  states as agricultural disaster areas due to drought and heat. As of August 15, the agency has designated at least 1,792 counties as disaster areas—1,670 due to drought.

[Note: Additionally, about 280 other counties throughout the country have been designated as contiguous disaster areas due to drought and heat.]

U.S. Drought Disaster Map, August 13, 2012 (released August 15, 2012).

Drought Disaster Spreads

Hundreds of additional counties in the following states have been designated as drought disaster areas:

  • Alabama (6 counties)
  • Arkansas (9 counties)
  • Colorado (7 counties)
  • Illinois (31 counties)
  • Indiana (42 counties)
  • Iowa (67 counties)
  • Kansas (5 counties)
  • Kentucky (90 counties)
  • Louisiana (11 counties)
  • Michigan (2 counties)
  • Minnesota (5 counties)
  • Mississippi (14 counties)
  • Missouri (3 counties)
  • Montana (5 counties)
  • Nebraska (23 counties)
  • Ohio (20 counties)
  • Oklahoma (10 counties)
  • South Dakota (3 counties)
  • Tennessee (6 counties)
  • Virginia (3 counties)
  • West Virginia (2 counties)
  • Wyoming (22 counties)

Related Links

Corn Progress

Drought – Recent Links

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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