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Agri Disaster Declared for 50 Counties across Nine States

Posted by feww on June 6, 2013

Disaster declared due to drought and deluge, excessive rain and high winds, lightning and tornadoes, frost and freezing temperatures…

USDA has designated 50 counties across nine states as Agricultural Disaster Areas due to damages and losses caused by several climatic or weather-related disasters. The designations include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

The disaster designations are

  • Arizona: 6 counties designated as drought disaster areas due to ongoing drought
  • Arkansas – Designation #1: 14 counties declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by frost and freezing temperatures that occurred April 18-22, 2013.
  • Arkansas – Designation #2: 7 counties declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by high winds, hail and a tornado that occurred April 27, 2013.
  • Florida: 8 counties declared as primary or contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain, high winds, hail, lightning and tornadoes that occurred May 2-5, 2013.
  • Idaho: Fremont County, ongoing drought
  • Louisiana: 2 counties declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by frost and freezing temperatures that occurred April 18-22, 2013.
  • Missouri:  2 counties declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by frost and freezing temperatures that occurred April 18-22, 2013.
  • Montana:  6 counties designated as drought disaster areas due to ongoing drought
  • Oklahoma:   2 counties declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by frost and freezing temperatures that occurred April 18-22, 2013.
  • Wyoming: 2 counties due to ongoing drought

us drought disaster map 5jun2013
U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of June 5, 2013. A total of at least 1,260 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

drought map U.S. 4jun2013
US Drought Map as of June 4, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on June 6, 2013.

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