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China Flooding: 7.68 Million People Affected

Posted by feww on June 22, 2016

Extreme Rain Events in China Causing Major Crisis

At least 7.68 million people across 10 Chinese provinces have been affected by extreme rain  events and sever flooding, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Weather related disasters have left dozens of people dead or missing, destroying thousands of homes and hundreds of thousands of hectares of crops.

East China

“In east China’s Jiangxi Province, six people died, according to the provincial civil affairs department. Among them, two drowned in swollen rivers, while four were killed by lightening.

“Three people remain missing, 105,700 hectares of crops were ruined, 969 houses destroyed and direct economic losses have been estimated in the region of 2.16 billion yuan (about 328.5 million U.S. dollars).

“About 199,000 people have been displaced, including about 13,000 from Guxiandu, Poyang County where a river breached its banks on Monday evening. More than 400 armed police plan to mend a 100-meter gap in the river defenses on Wednesday. “We’re waiting because the water level remains high,” said a police spokesman.

Southeast China

“Thousands of homes were flooded in Poyang county, Jiangxi province, late on Monday after Bintian Reservoir overflowed as torrential rain continued to wreak havoc in South China.”

“In Hunan province, a flooded river in Longshan county forced about 18,500 residents to leave an ancient township.

“Torrential rains and floods have affected 213,800 residents and forced the relocation of 32,800 people in the province, according to provincial authorities.”

“In neighboring Guizhou province, rescuers saved more than 150 residents who were stranded after their villages were flooded in Yanhe county. More than 1,500 people were relocated,” local media reported.

Central China

In central China’s Hunan Province, torrential rains have triggered extensive flooding forcing at least 20,000 people, including 5,000 tourists, to evacuate, Official Xinhua reported

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State of Emergency Declared in Oklahoma amid Severe Storms, Floods

Posted by feww on June 15, 2016

State of Emergency Declared for 9 Oklahoma Counties Due to Floods, Storms —Lt. Gov.

The counties covered in the declaration include Caddo, Carter, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Grady, McClain, Murray and Stephens.

The declaration can be amended to add additional counties if conditions warrant.

Since Saturday, these Oklahoma counties have experienced flooding, severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds. Initial reports show damage in numerous communities including Apache, Cyril, Lawton, Maysville and Walters. Further damage assessments are ongoing, Oklahoma Governor’s Office said.

The extreme weather events beginning June 11 have caused extensive damage to public and private properties within the State.

Under the executive order, the state of emergency lasts for 30 days.

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Federal Disaster Declared for Texas

Posted by feww on June 12, 2016

Texas Declared Major Disaster Area

Texas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4272)

  • Incident period: Started May 26, 2016 and Continuing
  • Major Disaster Declaration proclaimed on June 11, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas in the areas affected by severe storms and deadly flooding beginning on May 26, 2016, and continuing.

Federal funding have reportedly been made available to affected individuals in Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller, and Washington counties. “Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.”

Federal funding also is available to the state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller, and Washington counties.

Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas said damage surveys were continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.

Major Disaster Declarations (2016)

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Global Disasters – June 11, 2016

Posted by feww on June 11, 2016

6.5 Million people (39 percent of Malawi’s projected population) likely to be food insecure in 2016/17

At least 6.5 million people, or 39 percent of the country’s projected population of 16.8 million, will not be able to meet their annual food requirements during the 2016/17 consumption period, according to The Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, through the  Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC).

This represents an increase of 129 percent compared with the corresponding figure of 2.8 million people for the 2015/16 consumption period. In order to ensure that the affected people survive up to the next harvest period without disrupting their socioeconomic livelihoods, the total humanitarian food assistance that is required is estimated at the equivalent of 493,000 metric tonnes of maize, with an estimated cash value of MK148 billion. However, the estimated humanitarian food assistance declines to the equivalent of 375,000 metric tonnes of maize if we adjust for the fact that some of the affected people may sell their assets in order to acquire food.

“The food shortage is largely a result of the El Nino climatic episode experienced across the country during the 2015/16 agricultural reason,” the government said.

The MVAC figures stated above relate to the total food requirement for the vulnerable population only. This is lower than the maize consumption deficit of 790,000 metric tonnes affecting 8.4 million people, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development based on the Second Round Crop Estimates released in April 2016. The main difference between the two sets of figures arises from the fact that part of the maize consumption deficit relates to the consumption needs of those who can afford to procure it on the market, if available, without the need for humanitarian support. The MVAC figures exclude such consumption needs which are, nevertheless, a significant part of the Government’s overall intervention plans.

Iraq

More than 3.3 million Iraqis, or about 10 per cent of the population, have been displaced due to acts of violence perpetrated by the Saudi-backed Wahhabi terrorists (ISIL) since the start of 2014.

At least 500,000 people fled Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, when terrorists stormed the city in June 2014. Many have been displaced multiple times, and most face extreme hardship.

South Sudan

More than 2.4 million people have been displaced since fighting broke out in Juba in December 2013. This includes 720,394 people who have crossed into neighboring countries. Six Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites are currently sheltering 169,983 internally displaced people (IDPs): 98,653 in Bentiu; 40,448 in Malakal; 27,959 in Juba; 2,004 in Bor; 700 in Melut; and, 219 in Wau, said the UN Mission in South Sudan.

Somalia

Extreme rain events in the upper part of the Ethiopian highlands have caused river Shabelle to overflow. The flood waters have destroyed crops and that fields remain inaccessible.

“The flood has destroyed almost everything. The majority of the community here operates a small business in a local market. They could no longer work as the place is submerged with water. We do hope in a month’s time it will dry up and we can start rebuilding our lives,” said a local elder.

[District of] Beletweyne hosts 31,000 displaced people, the majority of whom have fled conflict in the neighboring districts of Jalalqsi and Bulle Burte. The residents who live in a low-lying areas have moved to higher ground in El Jaale, five kilometres from Beletweyne.

“This flooding is the worst in years. It covered most of the town and surroundings. As the people move to higher grounds, they are in need of everything. The ICRC is providing food and other basic items, clean water and health care to the most affected communities. This will enable them to hold on as they start to rebuild their homes,” said the region’s field coordinator for the ICRC in Somalia.

 

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Extreme Weather Events Pummel Australia

Posted by feww on June 5, 2016

Extreme Rain Events, High Winds  Pummel NSW, Tasmania as Queensland Mops Up

“Wild weather that thrashed parts of Queensland over the weekend is continuing to pummel New South Wales, with the east coast low pressure system reaching as far south as Tasmania amid warnings of heavy rain, flash flooding and damaging winds,” said a report.

A flood evacuation warning is in place for multiple areas in NSW including residents living along the Georges River, in Sydney’s southwest, the report said.

Huge surf is also causing widespread coastal erosion with police door knocking affected homes in the Northern Beaches.

Hundreds of thousands of homes across the state have been affected by power outages as a result of wild weather.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from North Lismore, as major flooding peaked at 9.1 meters in the Lismore area Sunday afternoon.

The weather system has also extended down to Tasmania, with an “exceptional” huge swell expected to hit Tasmania’s north-east on Monday.

The state is predicted to receive up to 200 millimeters of rain in the coming days, with warnings of flash flooding.

Flood warnings are in place for eight rivers in the state, with major warnings current for the Meander River and Mersey River, with forecasters warning the Mersey basin is at most risk of major flooding.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has forecast ‘king waves’ of up to eight meters to cause erosion along the northeast coast.

Mount Victoria recorded rainfall amounts of 76mm, with destructive winds peaking at 107 km/h at Mount Read.

“That north-easterly swell’s actually getting up to the six to seven-metre mark on Monday which is very, very, large for our secondary swell,” a BoM forecaster said.

“Typically we only see those swell heights in our south-westerly stream. So it’s an exceptional swell for the east coast.”

Since Friday morning, 382mm of rain had fallen at Upper Springbrook in the Gold Coast hinterland, with nearby Mount Tamborine receiving  357mm, BoM reported.

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Deadly Floods Devastate Large Areas across the Globe

Posted by feww on June 4, 2016

USA, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Russia, Romania, Pakistan, Mexico, Kenya, India, Germany, France, China, Bangladesh, Belgium, Austria hit by major flooding

Widespread flooding has left scores of people dead, hundreds of thousands displaced, tens of thousands of homes destroyed, hundreds of cities, towns, villages inundated…

Storms seem to be competing for dumping the largest amount of precipitation on multiple regions,  with record rainfalls reported across many areas.

France flooding: Extreme rain events, deadly flooding continues…

“Torrential rain brings flooding from Paris to Prague”>Torrential rain brings flooding from Paris to Prague…

Floods Sweep Europe

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States of Emergency Declared in France and Germany amid Rising Floodwaters

Posted by feww on June 3, 2016

Tens of thousands evacuated as deadly floods sweep through France and Germany

French President has declared a State of Emergency in the areas devastated by floods, while German authorities declared  the “disaster alarm,” said reports.

Extreme rain events have triggered widespread flooding from Bavaria, Southern Germany, to Paris, France, killing at least a dozen people and destroying or damaging thousands of properties, roads and other public infrastructure.

The most affected city has been Nemours, south of Paris, where around 3,000 people were forced to flee their homes after the floods.

Soldiers have been deployed to help emergency personnel rescue stranded residents and motorists.

Meteo France, the country’s main weather agency, has put Paris region and six other departments on orange alert, the second-highest warning level on risk of floods, while the Seine-et-Marne department has been put on red alert.

The River Seine was forecast to peak six meters (19ft) above its normal level – the highest level since the 1910 Great Flood of Paris.

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State of Disaster Declared in Texas

Posted by feww on June 2, 2016

Texas Gov. Declares State of Disaster in 31 Counties Devastated by Severe Weather, Flooding

Gov.  Abbott has declared state of disaster in 31 Texas counties because of the devastation caused by severe weather and flooding event that began on May 26, 2016, and that continues.

The disaster areas are Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Coleman, Colorado, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Kleberg, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Lubbock, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties in the Lone Star State.

On Friday, May 27th, Abbott elevated the activation level of the State Operations Center (SOC) in Austin and continues to urge all Texans to stay on high alert and immediately heed any warnings from their local officials related to this severe flood threat.

“As our state continues to face waves of severe weather and potential flooding, it is crucial that Texans remain vigilant and heed warnings and any evacuation notices from local officials in their areas,” said Abbott. “The State of Texas stands ready to assist all counties affected by severe weather and has dedicated the resources necessary to ensure the safety of those at risk. I would like to thank the first responders who have rescued residents from rising waters and ask all Texans to keep those affected in their thoughts and prayers.”

Abbott’s disaster declaration is posted here.

Evacuations were ordered for areas in two towns in Fort Bend County, about 50km southwest of Houston, after Brazos River rose to historic levels.

Meanwhile, up to 25 cm of rain is forecast for the Houston over the next few days, said NWS, exacerbating the deadly flood conditions that have claimed about a dozen lives, and caused substantial damage in the metro area.

Most of the state is under Flash Flood Warning, Flood Warning, or Flash Flood Watch, as of posting.

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Extreme Rain, Flooding Devastate Texas

Posted by feww on May 30, 2016

“Potential 100-year flood” could inundate hundreds of homes Tuesday

Severe flooding, triggered by extreme rain events, has killed at least six people and left four others were missing in Texas and Kansas.

Most of the deaths occurred in Washington County (Texas), between Austin and Houston, where 420mm of rain fell in some places since late Friday, said local reports.

Harris County officials warned residents to areas flooded by the Spring Creek and the San Jacinto River, and “asked about 750 families in the Northwood Pines Subdivision and the Park at Northgate Apartments to voluntarily evacuate their homes and to stay out until the flooding threat had subsided,” said a report.

Some 800 other families were ordered to evacuate from the city of Simonton in Fort Bend County, where the rising Brazos River is expected to cause flooding in the next few days.

The city of Rosenberg  issued a mandatory evacuation at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Mayor Cynthia McConathy also signed orders declaring a state of disaster for the city. The evacuations were in effect until 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Brazos River in nearby Richmond is predicted to hit major flood stage Sunday afternoon and crest at 53.5 feet Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Officials at two prisons near Houston were moving about 2,600 inmates at the Terrell and Stringfellow Units in Rosharon, about 45km south of Houston, fearing that the Brazos River could flood the units.

Fort Bend County officials have warned residents of “potential 100-year flood” that could inundate hundreds of homes on Tuesday, including those as far as 8km away from the Brazos River.

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State of Emergency Declared in NW Bulgaria amid Overflowing Dams

Posted by feww on May 9, 2016

Extreme rain events lead to overflowing of multiple dams in Vratsa region, Bulgaria

State of emergency has been declared across northwestern Bulgaria’s municipalities of Mizia and Hayredin in Vratsa region, amid overflowing dams.

At least three dams—Rogozen, Rogozen-1 and Barzina—are overflowing after recent extreme rain events in the region, according to reports.

The regional governor of Vratsa has declared a state of emergency which is in force from 21 o’clock (EET) on Saturday to 21 o’clock (EET) on Monday.

Some of the people living in areas prone to flooding along the course of the Skat river have been evacuated.

Flooding turned deadly in the town of Mizia in August 2014, said reports.

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Major Disaster Declared for the State of Arkansas

Posted by feww on May 7, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared in

Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4270)

  • Incident period: March 08, 2016 to March 13, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 06, 2016

The federal government has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of March 8-13, 2016.

The areas that are worst affected include the counties of Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Columbia, Desha,  Lincoln, Ouachita, Phillips, and Prairie.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, officials said.

Major Disaster Declarations (2016)

 

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Major Disaster Declared for the State of Texas

Posted by feww on April 26, 2016

Texas Declared Federal Disaster Area 

Texas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4269)

The federal government has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 17-24, 2016.

The areas that are worst affected include the counties of Fayette, Grimes, Harris, and Parker.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide, according to the official declaration.

Damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated subject to the assessments.

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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State of Disaster Declared in Nine Texas Counties amid Floods

Posted by feww on April 19, 2016

Violent storms dump 460mm of rain on Houston, Texas triggering massive floods

Extreme weather events and severe flooding that began on April 17, 2016, and that continues, has caused a disaster in Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties, said Texas Gov., proclaiming a state of disaster for those areas.

At least a half dozen people have died in weather-related incidents.

NWS forecasters have warned rivers would crest later this week, flooding downstream areas.

More heavy rain will occur across the central and southern Plains, causing a risk for flash flood and river flooding. Severe storms and an isolated tornado are possible across south Texas. Snow will continue over parts of the Central Rockies and the Northern/Central High Plains. Additional heavy accumulations are possible. [NWS]

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Chile Floods Leave 4 Million People Without Drinking Water

Posted by feww on April 19, 2016

Red Alert issued in Santiago as heavy rains pound Chile and Uruguay unleashing severe flooding

An estimated 4 million people without drinking water, as torrential rains triggered severe flooding and major landslides and rivers breached their banks, polluting the drinking water  in the capital Santiago, according to reports.

More than four million Chileans are without drinking water, with seven million in the capital under threat, as tap water production falls to 35 percent of normal, the report said.

Violent storms deluge Uruguay

Extreme rain events have plagued central parts of South America, causing severe flooding in Uruguay, and prompting the authorities to declare a state of emergency.

Widespread devastation and multiple fatalities have been reported across the Andean country, with thousands of people left homeless.

At least one tornado has left four people dead in the town of Delores, 250km northwest of the capital, Montevideo.

Up to 190mm of rainfall in 24 hours has been reported in central Uruguay.

 

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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.

Notes:
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:

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Crop Disasters Declared in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Puerto Rico

Posted by feww on March 26, 2016

Extreme weather and climatic disasters destroy crops in multiple areas across two states and Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 13 counties in the states of Oklahoma as Arkansas as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by heavy rains, flash flooding and flooding that occurred from Dec. 26, 2015, through Jan. 5, 2016. 

Those counties are:

  • Oklahoma. Adair, Cherokee, Haskell, LeFlore, Latimer, McCurtain, Muskogee, Pushmataha and Sequoyah counties.
  • Arkansas. Crawford, Polk, Scott and Sebastain counties.

USDA has also designated 27 municipalities in Puerto Rico as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.

Those municipalities are: 

  • Puerto Rico. Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Barranquitas, Bayamon, Caguas, Canovanas, Carolina, Cayey, Cidra, Coamo, Comerio, Corozal, Guaynabo, Gurabo, Humacao, Juncos, Las Piedras, Maunabo, Naguabo, Naranjito, Orocovis, Patillas, San Juan, San Lorenzo, Trujillo Alto, Vieques and Yabucoa municipalities.

All counties and municipalities listed above were designated crop disaster areas on March 23, 2016.

Previous Disaster Designations – 2016:

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Major Disaster Declared for Mississippi

Posted by feww on March 26, 2016

Destructive Weather Events: Federal Disaster Declared for The Hospitality State

Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4268)

Incident period: Beginning March 09, 2016 and continuing
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 25, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Mississippi in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 9, 2016, and continuing.

Areas that have sustained severe damage include the counties of Bolivar, Coahoma, and Washington.

Federal funding has also been made available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide, said the official statement.

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 areas.

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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Major Disaster Declared for Texas

Posted by feww on March 20, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared for Texas due to Continuing Destructive Weather Events

Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4266)

  • Incident period: March 07, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 19, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Texas in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on March 7, 2016, and continuing.

Areas that have sustained severe damage include Jasper, Newton, and Orange counties.

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 areas.

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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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:

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Major Disaster Declared for Delaware

Posted by feww on March 17, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared for Delaware due to Destructive Weather Events

Delaware Severe Winter Storm and Flooding (DR-4265)

  • Incident period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 16, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Delaware in the area affected by the severe winter storm and flooding during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

Areas that have sustained severe damage include Sussex County.

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 areas.

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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Louisiana Disaster Declaration Expanded

Posted by feww on March 17, 2016

Louisiana disaster declaration to include 16 additional parishes

The White House has approved Louisiana governor’s request to expand the disaster declaration to include 16 additional parishes that have been devastated by destructive weather events.

Seven parishes in Louisiana were declared major disaster areas by the White House on Sunday including Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland and Webster parishes.

However, due to worsening damage caused by the severe storms and historic flooding, thousands of additional homes and businesses have sustained damage in more parishes.

The additional parishes are Beauregard, Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, DeSoto, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Natchitoches, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Union, Vernon, Washington, West Carroll, and Winn.

3 More Arkansas Counties Declared Disaster Areas

Meanwhile, three additional Arkansas counties have been declared disaster areas by Gov. Hutchinson.

The addition of Columbia, Prairie, and Scott counties brings the total to 16.

Record rainfall and sever flooding inundated the state last week, causing substantial damage across the state, especially in the southeast.

The 16 counties so far declared disaster areas include Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Columbia, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, Lincoln, Monroe, Ouachita, Phillips, Prairie and Scott.

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Historic Flooding: Texas Declares State of Disaster

Posted by feww on March 15, 2016

Thousands of Homes Damaged or Destroyed in Historic Southern US Flooding

Flooding along the Sabine River, the natural border between Texas and Louisiana, has forced hundreds of people to abandon their homes, prompting Texas Gov. Abbott to declare state of disaster for 17 eastern and southeastern counties.

In Louisiana, more than 6,000 structures have been damaged or destroyed by flooding across the state, forcing about 5,000 people to evacuate.

Flooding has also severely affected Mississippi and Arkansas over the past several days.

  • About 1,000 homes in Mississippi have been damaged or destroyed.

Rising floodwaters have also forced sections of interstates 10 and 59 to close, causing major disruptions throughout the region.

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Major Disaster Declaration: Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding

Posted by feww on March 14, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared for Louisiana due to Destructive Weather Events

Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4263)

  • Incident period: March 08, 2016, and continuing
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 13, 2016

Federal government has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Louisiana in the ares devastated by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 8, 2016, and continuing.

Areas that have sustained severe damage include the parishes of Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Webster.

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 areas.

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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Multiple Crop Disasters Declared in Nine U.S. States

Posted by feww on March 4, 2016

Extreme weather and climatic disasters destroy at least 30% of crops in 73 counties across nine states

Drought Disasters

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 15 counties in California and Arizona as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those counties are:

California.  Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Riverside, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tehama and Trinity.

Arizona. La Paz and Yuma.

Disasters caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding

USDA has designated 51 counties across six states—Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas—as crop  disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding, and flooding that occurred from Nov. 1, 2015 through Jan. 12, 2016. Those counties are:

Arkansas. Baxter, Cleburne, Conway, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Hempstead, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lee, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Perry, Poinsett, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, Van Buren, White, Woodruff and Yell.

Louisiana. Bossier and Caddo.

Mississippi. DeSoto and Tunica.

Oklahoma. Le Flore and Sequoyah.

Tennessee. Shelby and Tipton.

Texas. Bowie and Cass.

Disasters caused by high winds and hail

USDA has designated seven counties in North Dakota as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by high winds and hail that occurred from June 23, 2015, through June 24, 2015. Those counties are:

North Dakota. Burke, Dunn, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Ward and Williams.

All counties and city listed above were designated crop disaster areas on March 2, 2016.

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Major Disaster Declaration Proclaimed for Georgia

Posted by feww on February 27, 2016

Federal Disaster declared for Georgia

Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4259)
  • Incident period: December 22, 2015 to January 13, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 26, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Georgia in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of December 22, 2015 to January 13, 2016.

The destructive weather events—severe storms and flooding— caused substantial damage across the state, especially in Baker, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Crawford, Dade, Decatur, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Gilmer, Greene, Haralson, Harris, Jeff Davis, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Montgomery, Morgan, Muscogee, Newton, Oglethorpe, Pickens, Stewart, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Towns, Troup, Upson, Webster, and Wilkes counties.

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

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 areas.

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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