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Drought Disaster Declared for 34 Texas Counties

Posted by feww on March 28, 2013

Texas Counties declared disaster  areas due to ongoing drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 34 counties in Texas as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

Primary Disaster Areas:
Austin, Coleman, Runnels, Waller, Burleson, Fayette, Tom Green and Washington counties.

Contiguous Disaster Areas:
Bastrop, Brazos, Brown, Caldwell, Callahan, Colorado, Concho, Coke, Fort Bend, Gonzales, Grimes, Harris, Irion, Lavaca, Lee, McCulloch, Menard, Milam, Mongomery, Nolan, Reagan, Robertson, Schleicher, Sterling, Taylor and Wharton counties.

All counties listed above were designated natural disaster areas March 27, 2013.

U.S. Drought Map – March 19, 2013

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U.S. Drought Map for March 19, 2013; released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on March 21, 2013.

  • As of about 65.24 percent of Contiguous U.S. remains abnormally dry or worse.
  • ‘Moderate’ to ‘Exceptional’ drought conditions (D1 – D4 on the chart) cover nearly 52 percent of the country.
  • D1 – D4 drought conditions prevail in 91.29 percent of High Plains, more than 63 pct of the West, 58.96 pct of the South, 33.30 pct of Midwest and 23.24pct of Southeast

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Precipitation Map (in) for Contiguous United States, March 20 – 26, 2013. Source: HPRCC

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

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Drought Disaster Declared for 10 Additional Counties in 2 States

Posted by feww on March 21, 2013

Ten counties in Iowa and Minnesota declared drought disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 10 counties in Iowa and Minnesota as [primary and contiguous] agricultural disaster areas  due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

  • Iowa
    • Kossuth County (primary)
    • Emmet, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Wright, Hancock, Palo Alto and Winnebago counties.
  • Minnesota
    • Faribault and Martin counties (contiguous)

U.S. Drought Map – March 19, 2013

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U.S. Drought Map for March 19, 2013; released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on March 21, 2013.

  • As of about 65.24 percent of Contiguous U.S. remains abnormally dry or worse.
  • ‘Moderate’ to ‘Exceptional’ drought conditions (D1 – D4 on the chart) cover nearly 52 percent of the country.
  • D1 – D4 drought conditions prevail in 91.29 percent of High Plains, more than 63 pct of the West, 58.96 pct of the South, 33.30 pct of Midwest and 23.24pct of Southeast.

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

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March 21, 2013  DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,087 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,087 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

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Drought Disaster Declared in 56 Counties

Posted by feww on February 14, 2013

Drought Disaster Extends to Georgia and Florida Counties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 51 counties in Georgia and 5 counties in Florida as drought disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought. The designations include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of February 13, 2013. Source: USDA

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Map of primary and contiguous designations for 2012 crop losses, as of February 13, 2013

Disaster Designation Information (USDA Web)

List of drought designated areas  Primary and Contiguous Counties in PDF File Format:

U.S. Drought Map

In the week to February 12, the area covered by drought levels D1 to D4 receded by about 1 percent.

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Drought Map for Contiguous U.S. dated February 12, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on February 14.

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

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February 14, 2013 – DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,122 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,122 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

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US Drought Disaster Expands

Posted by feww on January 31, 2013

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,136 Days Left 

[January 31, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,136 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 …

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

61 Additional Counties in 7 States Declared Drought  Disaster Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared 61 additional counties across 7 states as primary or contiguous disaster areas due to drought.

  • The latest disaster areas are in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, the Carolinas and Texas.
  • The drought in Oklahoma has caused more than $2 billion in damage in the past two years, said a report.

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An  Incomplete Map of U.S. Drought Disaster Areas. 

Drought Links 2013

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Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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US: Drought Disaster, Landslide Emergency, Deadly Freeze

Posted by feww on January 24, 2013

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,143 Days Left 

[January 24, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,143 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 …

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Drought disaster grows, deadly freeze grips Midwest and Northeast, NC declares state of emergency after landslide

At least 62 additional counties across 6 states—Georgia, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas—have been declared drought disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought. The latest designations cover both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

  • As of January 23, 2013 some 917 counties (650 primary and 267 contiguous) across 2 dozen states have been designated as drought disaster areas, USDA reported.

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Drought Map for Contiguous U.S. as of January 22, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on January 24.

The states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma remain in severe drought or worse, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported.

The worst levels of drought continued to grow in Kansas which produces about a fifth of the total U.S. wheat.

  • The extreme drought in Kansas grew to 79.53 percent, up from 79.34 percent, and exceptional drought spread to 36.14 percent of the state from 34.87 percent.

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A Partial Map of the 2013 U.S. Drought Disaster Areas. Source: USDA

Northern United States

Meantime, a deadly Arctic blast that gripped the U.S. Midwest and Northeast on Tuesday brought “life-threatening temperatures in Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.”

  • Icy winds made some areas feel as cold as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit (-46ºC).
  • Up to 50cm of snow fell in NE Ohio, NW Pennsylvania and upstate New York, media reported.
  • Hypothermia and icy conditions have claimed at least half dozen lives in Ohio, Minnesota and Illinois.
  • The deep freeze is expected to last for several days.

NC declares a state of emergency after landslide

North Carolina Gov. McCrory has declared a state of emergency for mountain counties affected by a major landslide triggered by extreme rain events earlier this month.

  • A major landslide destroyed a 70-meter section of US 441 on January 15.
  • The emergency declaration covers Graham, Jackson and Swain counties and areas within the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, media reported.

GLOBAL WARNINGS

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