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Drought Affecting 2.7 Million Households in South Africa

Posted by feww on February 19, 2016

Five SA provinces have already been declared drought disaster areas

Authorities have declared drought disaster in five South African provinces—Limpopo, North West, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga—as worst drought on record continues to plague much of the country.

Drought has decimated the nation’s agricultural output, killing livestock, pushing up food prices and increasing unemployment.

Speaking to the parliament, President Zuma said the drought issue was a big problem affecting millions of people across the country.

“The impact on the agricultural sector is severe and it will affect us for a long time to come.

“Farmers are facing serious challenge of dying livestock due to the drought… fact is, the drought is here…”

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Major Disaster Declared for Oregon

Posted by feww on February 19, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared in the State of Oregon

Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4258)

  • Incident period: December 06, 2015 to December 23, 2015
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 17, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oregon in the areas affected by severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of December 6-23, 2015.

The destructive weather events—severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides— caused substantial damage across the state, especially in Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill counties.

Federal funding is also being made available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the entire the entire State of Oregon.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

Federal Disaster Declarations (2015)

The federal government proclaimed 43 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4247] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory in 2015, two Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3373 and 34 Fire Management Assistance Declarations [FM-5084 to FM-5117.]

Major Disaster Declarations (2016)

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