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U.S. Drought Disaster Plagues Additional Counties in 19 States

Posted by feww on September 6, 2012

Hundreds of additional counties across 19 states declared disaster areas

About 400 additional counties* across 19 states have been declared agricultural disaster areas, mostly due to the ongoing drought, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The disasters have occurred in the following states:

  • California, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming.

[NOTE: The above figure includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.  Duplications have occurred due to multiple disaster designations.]


U.S. Drought Disaster Map, September 5, 2012. Source: USDA. Edited for brevity by FIRE-EARTH.


U.S. Drought Map, September 4, 2012.

As of September 4, 2012, Abnormally Dry to Exceptional Drought levels (drought conditions D0 – D4 on the US Drought Montor chart) covered 77.69% of Contiguous U.S., 80.57% of Hawaii, 29.28% of Alaska and 33.34% of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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WNV Cases Climb 71%, Deaths Up 89%

Posted by feww on September 6, 2012

2,280 West Nile cases and 87 deaths reported in 2012: CDC

WNV cases have climbed by 71 percent and the deaths by 89 percent since August 21, 2012.

  • WNV cases include 54% neuroinvasive disease cases and 46% nonneuroinvasive disease cases. Three hundred and thirty five WNV presumptive viremic blood donors (PVDs) have been reported as of September 4, 2012, CDC said.
  • About 71  percent of the cases this year have been reported in six states: Texas (45%), South Dakota (6%), Oklahoma (6%), Mississippi (6%), Michigan (5%) and Louisiana (4%).

Epidemic/Epizootic West Nile Virus in the United States


At least 87 people have died from WNV infection in the U.S. so far this year. The 2,280 reported WNV cases include 1,069 (54%) neuroinvasive disease cases and 924 (46%) nonneuroinvasive disease cases. Three hundred and thirty five WNV presumptive viremic blood donors (PVDs) have been reported as of September 4, 2012, CDC said.

Data table  [Sourced from CDC]

Two thousand two hundred eighty (2,280) human West Nile virus infections have been reported to CDC ArboNET from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Non-human West Nile virus infections have been reported to CDC ArboNET from the following states:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes NW Costa Rica

Posted by feww on September 6, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,287 Days Left

[September 6, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,287 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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CR Magnitude 7.6 quake felt in Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador

The quake struck beneath the Nicoya peninsula, 137 km (85 miles) west of  the capital, San Jose, USGS/EHP reported.

Earthquake Details  [GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN)]

Magnitude: 7.6 Mw
Date/Time: 2012-09-05 @ 14:42:09.7 UTC
Epicenter: 85.34°W 10.23°N
Depth: 35 km

UPDATE @ 08:16UTC: At least 3 people were killed and 30 injured, reports said.

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