Crop Disasters Declared in North Carolina
Posted by feww on March 31, 2016
NC Emergency Designations: Excessive rain and flooding damage or destroy crops across 22 counties
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 22 counties in the state of North Carolina as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Jan. 2, 2016, and continues. Those counties are:
North Carolina. Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Duplin, Greene, Johnston, Lenoir, Martin, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Sampson and Wilson.
All counties listed above were designated natural disaster areas on March 30, 2016.
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on one or more crops.
ii. The counties designated as agricultural disaster areas, as listed above, include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.
iii. Some counties may have been designated as crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.
iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.
Previous Disaster Designations – 2016:
- Crop Disasters Declared in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Puerto Rico March 26, 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in Florida, Georgia March 18, 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