Crop Disasters Declared in Florida, Georgia
Posted by feww on March 18, 2016
Extreme weather and climatic disasters destroy at least 30% of crops in 30 counties across two states
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 20 counties in Florida as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Jan. 3, 2016, through Jan. 29, 2016. Those counties are:
- Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Sarasota, and St. Lucie.
USDA has also designated a total of 10 counties in Georgia as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain that occurred from Sept. 15, 2015, through Dec. 22, 2015. Those counties are:
- Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Warren, Washington.
All counties listed above were designated crop disaster areas on March 16, 2016.
Previous Disaster Designations – 2016:
- Multiple Crop Disasters Declared in Nine U.S. States March 4, 2016
- Multiple Crop Disasters Hit Eight U.S. States February 29, 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in Montana February 25, 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in the U.S. States of North Carolina and Virginia February 11, 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in Two U.S. States February 5, 2016
- Extreme Weather Events Destroy Crops in Georgia & the Carolinas January 24, 2016
- Multiple Crop Disasters Declared in Three U.S. States January 9, 2016
- Agricultural Disasters Index