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Drought Disaster Declared in 32 Additional Texas Counties

Posted by feww on April 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 32 counties in Texas as drought disaster areas, due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought.

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map. This USDA/FSA map shows 1,044 counties designated as drought disaster areas across 25 states, as of April 3, 2013.

The designation include both primary and contiguous disaster areas. The counties are:

  • (PDA) Brazos, Frio, Harris, Wharton, Colorado, Grimes and Montgomery.
  • (CDA) Atascosa, Dimmit, La Salle, Madison, Uvalde, Austin, Fayette, Lavaca, Matagorda, Walker, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Leon, Medina, Waller, Burleson, Galveston, Liberty, Robertson, Washington, Chambers, Jackson, McMullen, San Jacinto and Zavala.

As of April 2, 2013, more than 2/3 of Contiguous U.S. remained abnormally dry or worse.

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  • About 52 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate drought or worse, as of April 2, 2013.
  • The map shows 35.30 percent in severe drought or worse; 17.13 percent in extreme drought or worse; and 5.20 percent in exceptional drought, compared with 5.10 percent the preceding week.

Other Disaster Declarations

Florida. USDA has also designated 19 counties in Florida as agricultural disaster areas in three separate designations due to various disasters.

  • Designation #1 is for (PDA) Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties, and (CDA), Alachua, Clay, Duval, Marion and Volusia counties  due to freezes and frosts that occurred Feb. 17 – March 4, 2013.
  • Designation #2 is for (PDA) Holmes and Washington counties, and (CDA), Bay, Jackson and Walton counties due to frosts, excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding and high winds that occurred Feb. 4 – March 4, 2013.
  • Designation #3 is for (PDA) Palm Beach County, and (CDA), Broward, Glades, Hendry, Martin and Okeechobee counties due to freezes, frosts and high winds that occurred March 3-4, 2013.

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Flooding in Argentina: National Mourning Declared

Posted by feww on April 4, 2013

Record storm, flooding kills at least 54 in Argentina

Three days of national mourning has been declared in Argentina after extreme rain events triggered flash floods killing at least 54 people, according to local reports.

A major storm, possibly the heaviest recorded in Argentina’s history, barreled through Buenos Aires and the city of La Plata, located about 50km (~ 30 miles) south of the capital, dumping more than 40cm (16in) of rain in some areas.

The storm has affected about half a million people, according to senior officials.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from La Plata, and about 300,000 are still without electricity in Buenos Aires.

“It was a fatal trap,” said Daniel Scioli, the governor of Buenos Aires Province. “We have never seen anything like it.”


1,073 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,073 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


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