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Drought Disaster Declared for 28 Additional Texas Counties

Posted by feww on May 17, 2013

40% of all U.S. counties and county-equivalents currently designated as drought disaster areas*

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 28 additional counties in Texas as agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought.

  • The Primary Disaster Areas are Ector, Leon, Madison, Houston, Liberty and San Jacinto counties.
  • The Contiguous Disaster Areas are Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Brazos, Chambers, Cherokee, Crane, Freestone, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jefferson, Limestone, Midland, Montgomery, Polk, Robertson, Trinity, Upton, Walker, Ward and Winkler counties.

[*  The designations include both Primary and contiguous disaster areas.  U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents]

US Drought Map

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Drought Map for the Contiguous US.  Drought Conditions as of May 14, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on May 16, 2013. Map shows fractional changes in the  drought conditions since last week.

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U.S. Drought: Little Change!

Posted by feww on October 4, 2012

U.S. drought areas change less than 1 percent since a week ago

As of October 2, 2012, Abnormally Dry to Exceptional Drought levels (drought conditions D0 – D4 on the US Drought Monitor chart) covered 75.90% of Contiguous U.S. compared with 76.59% a week ago, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.


U.S. Drought Map, October 2, 2012. 

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Drought Disaster Declared in 46 Counties

Posted by feww on September 27, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,266 Days Left

[September 27, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,266 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Drought disaster plagues additional counties in the Dakotas, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Forty-six additional counties across the Dakotas, Hawaii, Minnesota and Wisconsin have been declared agricultural disaster areas (includes both primary and contiguous designations) due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported.


U.S. Drought Disaster Map, September 26, 2012. Source: USDA. Edited for brevity by FIRE-EARTH

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U.S. Drought Disaster Grows

Posted by feww on September 21, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,272 Days Left

[September 21, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,272 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

US Drought Disaster list joined by 92 additional counties across 9 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated 92 counties across eight states as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

  • The states are Alabama, Georgia, Iowa,  Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • As of September 19, 2012  a total of 2,348 counties across 43 states have been designated as agricultural  disaster areas due to the drought, this year.
  • List of Designated Drought Disaster Counties


U.S. Drought Disaster Map, September 19, 2012. Source: USDA. Edited for brevity by FIRE-EARTH.

U.S. Drought 2012

Drought has set yet another record high in the 12-year data, U.S. Drought Monitor reported. Nearly two-thirds (64.82 percent) of Contiguous United States (54.25 percent of the country) is now in moderate drought or worse, the largest percentage ever recorded at that level.


U.S. Drought Map, September 18, 2012. Source: US Drought Monitor

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U.S. Drought Persists

Posted by feww on September 13, 2012

Drought conditions in contiguous U.S. spread, intensify by about 1 percent

About four-fifth of the contiguous United States still faces drought conditions in spite of marginal relief from rains generated by TS ISAAC.

As of September 11, 2012, Abnormally Dry to Exceptional Drought levels (drought conditions D0 – D4 on the US Drought Monitor chart) covered 78.53% of Contiguous U.S., 80.57% of Hawaii, 29.28% of Alaska and 33.34% of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.


U.S. Drought Map, September 11, 2012.  

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U.S. Drought Disaster Plagues Additional Counties in 19 States

Posted by feww on September 6, 2012

Hundreds of additional counties across 19 states declared disaster areas

About 400 additional counties* across 19 states have been declared agricultural disaster areas, mostly due to the ongoing drought, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The disasters have occurred in the following states:

  • California, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming.

[NOTE: The above figure includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.  Duplications have occurred due to multiple disaster designations.]


U.S. Drought Disaster Map, September 5, 2012. Source: USDA. Edited for brevity by FIRE-EARTH.


U.S. Drought Map, September 4, 2012.

As of September 4, 2012, Abnormally Dry to Exceptional Drought levels (drought conditions D0 – D4 on the US Drought Montor chart) covered 77.69% of Contiguous U.S., 80.57% of Hawaii, 29.28% of Alaska and 33.34% of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Drought and Deluge Disasters Declared

Posted by feww on September 1, 2012

Disaster declared in dozens of additional counties due to lingering drought, Hurricane ISAAC

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated the entire state of Michigan, which includes 83 counties, as primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by drought and excessive heat that began March 1, 2012, and continues.

  • USDA has designated 147 additional counties in 14 states as natural disaster areas-128 counties in 10 states due to drought.


U.S. Drought Disaster Map 2012. [August 29, 2012] Source: USDA. Edited for brevity by FIRE-EARTH.

Since the second week of July, USDA has designated 1,892 unduplicated counties in 38 states as disaster areas-1,820 due to drought.

  • The disaster declaration extends also to 15 counties in three surrounding states because they are contiguous.
    • Indiana: Five counties.
    • Ohio. Three counties.
    • Wisconsin. Five counties.
  • Iowa. USDA has designated 11 counties in Iowa as agricultural disaster areas  due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.
    • Minnesota. The declaration extends to four Minnesota counties because they are contiguous.
  • Montana. USDA has designated 23 counties in Montana as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.
    • Idaho.  The declaration extends to three Idaho counties because they are contiguous.
    • Wyoming.  The declaration extends to two Wyoming counties because they are contiguous.
  • Idaho. USDA has designated 6 counties in Idaho as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.
    • Montana.  The declaration extends to two Montana counties because they are contiguous.
  • Alabama. USDA has designated five counties in Alabama as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.
    • Georgia. The declaration extends to three Georgia counties because they are contiguous.
  • South Dakota.USDA has designated 50 counties in South Dakota as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought, excessive heat, high winds, hail, frosts and freezes that began Jan. 1, 2012, and continues. The declaration extends to counties in the following bordering states.
    • Iowa.  One county.
    • Minnesota. Three counties.
    • Montana. Two counties
    • North Dakota. Six counties.
  • Mississippi. USDA has designated ten counties in Mississippi as as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.
    • Tennessee. The declaration extends to two Tennessee counties because they are contiguous.
  • Maryland. USDA has designated 18 counties in Maryland as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought and excessive heat that began April 20, 2012, and continues.  The declaration extends to areas in the following surrounding states.
    • Independent City: Baltimore.
    • Delaware. Four counties.
    • District of Columbia.
    • Pennsylvania.  Two counties.
    • Virginia. Two counties.
    • Independent City:  Alexandria.
  • Kentucky.   USDA has designated three counties in Kentucky as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.
    • Indiana.  The declaration extends to three counties in the adjacent state of Indiana because they are contiguous.
  • Tennessee. USDA has designated 6 counties in Tennessee as a primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.
    • Mississippi.  The declaration extends to three counties in the adjacent state of Mississippi because they are contiguous.

Wildfires

  • Oregon. USDA has designated seven counties in Oregon as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by wildfires that began July 8 and continue. The disaster declaration extends to counties in the adjacent states:
    • Idaho.  Four counties.
    • Nevada. Two counties.

Multiple Freezes

  • Pennsylvania. USDA has designated four counties in Pennsylvania as a primary and contiguous natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by multiple freezes that occurred April 3-30, 2012.
    • Maryland.  The declaration extends to two counties in Maryland because they are contiguous.
  • Maine. USDA has designated seven counties in Maine as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by frost, freezes, hailstorms and excessive rain.
    • New Hampshire. The declaration extends to four counties in New Hampshire because they are contiguous.

Flood Disaster Declarations

  • Minnesota. USDA has designated 28 counties in Minnesota as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred April 1-July 31, 2012.
    • Wisconsin. The declaration extends to three counties in Wisconsin because they are contiguous.
  • Maine. Seven counties in Maine been named as natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain that occurred June 15-30, 2012.

Hurricane ISAAC Disaster Declarations

  • Mississippi. The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi  in the area affected by Hurricane Isaac beginning on August 26, 2012, and continuing.
    • The worst affected counties are Amite, Attala, Carroll, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Rankin, Stone, Walthall, Wayne, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.
  • Louisiana. The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Louisiana in the area affected by Hurricane Isaac beginning on August 26, 2012, and continuing.
    • The worst affected areas are parishes of Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Franklin, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, Livingston, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington, and West Baton Rouge.

Other Disaster Declarations

  • New Mexico.The President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of New Mexico  in the area affected by flooding during the period of June 22 to July 12, 2012.
    • The worst affected areas are the counties of Lincoln and Sandoval and the Santa Clara Pueblo.

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