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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.]

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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.]

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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.]

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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.]

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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.

Links to previous disaster listings posted at

 

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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.]

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Major Disaster Declared for Oregon

Posted by feww on February 19, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared in the State of Oregon

Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4258)

  • Incident period: December 06, 2015 to December 23, 2015
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 17, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oregon in the areas affected by severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of December 6-23, 2015.

The destructive weather events—severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides— caused substantial damage across the state, especially in Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill counties.

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

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 area.

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.]

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Major Disaster Declared for Oklahoma

Posted by feww on February 12, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared in the State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Severe Winter Storms and Flooding (DR-4256)

  • Incident period: December 26, 2015 to January 05, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 11, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma in the areas affected by severe winter storms and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 5, 2016.

The areas that were hardest hit by the destructive weather events include Adair, Alfalfa, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cherokee, Coal, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Custer, Delaware, Dewey, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Haskell, Hughes, Jackson, Kay,  Kingfisher, Kiowa, Latimer, Major, Mayes, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Noble, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Roger Mills, Sequoyah, Tillman, Washita, and Woods counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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 area.

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.]

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Crop Disasters Declared in the U.S. States of North Carolina and Virginia

Posted by feww on February 11, 2016

USDA Designates Multiple Counties in Two States as Crop Disaster Areas

Crop Disaster Designation #1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated eight counties in North Carolina as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Sept. 24, 2015, and continues.

Those counties are Granville, Halifax, Franklin, Johnston, Nash, Vance, Wake and Warren.

Crop Disaster Designation #2

In a second designation, USDA has declared the following counties as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain that occurred from Sept. 7, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2015.

  • Virginia. Brunswick, Chesapeake, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Sussex, Newport News, Portsmouth and Southampton counties, as well as the City of Suffolk
  • North Carolina. Camden, Gates and Northampton counties.

All counties and city listed above were designated natural disaster areas on Feb. 10, 2016, USDA reported.

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Major Disaster Declared for Texas

Posted by feww on February 10, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared in the State of Texas

Texas Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4255)

  • Incident period: December 26, 2015 to January 21, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 09, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of  Texas in the areas affected by severe winter storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 21, 2016.

The areas that were hardest hit by the destructive weather events include Bailey, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Dallas, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Ellis, Hall, Hardeman, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Kaufman, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Navarro, Parmer, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Titus, and Van Zandt counties.

Additionally, federal funding has also been made available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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 area.

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.]

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Major Disaster Declaration Proclaimed for Arkansas

Posted by feww on February 6, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared in the State of Arkansas

Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4254)

  • Incident period: December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 05, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016.

The areas that were hardest hit by the destructive weather events include Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian, and Sevier counties.

Additionally, federal funding has also been made available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the destructive weather events in Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Clay, Crawford, Dallas, Drew, Franklin, Greene, Independence, Izard, Lawrence, Little River, Logan, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Montgomery, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Randolph, Scott, Searcy, Stone, Washington, White, Woodruff, and Yell counties.

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.]

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Federal Emergency Declared for Louisiana

Posted by feww on February 6, 2016

Emergency Declaration for Louisiana Issued by White House (EM-3376)

Flooding during the period of December 28, 2015 to February 1, 2016 has prompted the White House to declare a federal emergency in the State of Louisiana.

Areas that were most affected by “threat of a catastrophe” include in the parishes of Concordia, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Landry, St. Mary, Terrebonne, and West Feliciana.

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.]

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Crop Disasters Declared in Two U.S. States

Posted by feww on February 5, 2016

Excessive rain and flooding destroy crops across 18 counties in Georgia, North Carolina

Continued excessive rain and flooding destroy crops across 18 counties in North Carolina and Virginia .

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 18 counties in North Carolina and Virginia as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from July 13, 2015, and continues. Those counties are:

North Carolina. Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Guilford, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person , Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes and Wake counties.

Virginia. Halifax, Henry and Pittsylvania counties.

Crop Disasters 2015

USDA declared crop disasters in at least 4,017 counties and county equivalents across 46 States [as well as Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands] in 2015. Those states are Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

  • About 99 percent of the 2015 crop disaster designations were due to drought last year.

Crop Disasters 2014

In 2014, USDA declared crop disasters in at least 2,904 counties across 44 states. Most of the designations were due to drought.

Those states were:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan. Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. [FIRE-EARTH has documented all of the above listings. See blog content.]

Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

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.

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Severe Weather Events Plague Australian Continent

Posted by feww on January 31, 2016

Australia battered by strong winds, heavy precipitation, deadly flooding, a cyclone, mini-tornado, wildfires… and  country-wide rainfall

Severe weather systems are pummeling multiple regions of Australia, with deadly  flash-flooding in Queensland, a destructive “mini-tornado” in New South Wales, ex-cyclone STAN in Western Australia, damaging heavy rain and flooding in eastern Tasmania, while up to 100 wildfires in western Tasmania consume about 75,000 hectares.

Cyclone STAN made landfall about 120 km northeast of Port Hedland, early Sunday morning, reported the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said a unique set of weather patterns were responsible for the nation-wide wet weather event, not expected to be repeated anytime soon. [ABC]

“It’s quite unusual to see this sort of pattern develop right across that broad section of states,” BoM meteorologist told the ABC.

“It is unlikely we would see the same extent again like what we have seen in the past few days.

“This was a unique weather set up.”

In southeast NSW, destructive winds during thunderstorms destroyed several homes at Forbes Creek, about an hour east of Canberra.

Storms lashed South Australia and Victoria on Saturday, cutting power to homes and businesses and causing flash flooding in multiple areas, while in the Northern Territory, a weak monsoon dumped up to 100mm of rain in some areas, causing numerous road closures in Darwin.

Storms also wreaked havoc on Sydney and other parts of New South Wales on Saturday, with major roads flooded and power out several regions.

Floodwaters in southern Queensland killed a man near Bundaberg.

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Major Disaster Declared for Missouri

Posted by feww on January 22, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Missouri in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23, 2015 to January 9, 2016.

The areas that were hardest hit by the disasters include the counties of Barry, Barton, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Cole, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Lincoln, Maries, McDonald, Morgan, Newton, Osage, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright.

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

Federal Disaster Declarations (2015)

The federal government has proclaimed 45 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4249] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory for 2015 disasters including three for Washington. Additionally, three Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3374 including one for WA, and 34 Fire Management Assistance Declarations [FM-5084 to FM-5117] including 12 for the state have been issued.

Major Disaster Declarations Since October 2015

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Major Disaster Declaration for Washington

Posted by feww on January 16, 2016

Washington Declared Federal Disaster Area

  • Incident period: November 12, 2015 to November 21, 2015
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 15, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington due to severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding Landslides, and Mudslides during the period of November 12 – 21, 2015.

The areas that were hardest hit by the disasters include the counties of Chelan, Clallam, Garfield, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Wahkiakum, and Whitman.

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

Federal Disaster Declarations (2015)

The federal government has proclaimed 45 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4249] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory for 2015 disasters including three for Washington. Additionally, three Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3374 including one for WA, and 34 Fire Management Assistance Declarations [FM-5084 to FM-5117] including 12 for the state have been issued.

Major Disaster Declarations Since October 2015

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Multiple Crop Disasters Declared in Three U.S. States

Posted by feww on January 9, 2016

UPDATED

Extreme Weather Events Destroy Crops in 36 Counties across Three States

Flooding, Late Frost and Freeze have destroyed or damaged crops in at least 36 counties across three states: Wisconsin, Virginia and North Carolina.

Disaster Designation # 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 14 counties in Wisconsin as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a late frost and freeze that occurred from May 17, 2015, through June 6, 2015. Those counties are:

Clark, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Taylor, Waupaca and Wood counties.

Disaster Designation # 2

USDA has designated a total of 22 counties in Virginia and North Carolina as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by flooding that occurred from Sept. 24, 2015, through Oct. 6, 2015. Those counties are:

Virginia. Carroll, Charles City, Floyd, Franklin, Franklin City, George, Greensville, Henry, Isle of Wight, James City, Newport News, Patrick, Prince, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry and Sussex counties.

North Carolina. Gates, Hertford, Northampton, Stokes and Surry counties.

All counties were designated natural disaster areas on Jan. 06, 2016.

Crop Disasters 2015

USDA declared crop disasters in at least 4,017 counties and county equivalents across 46 States [as well as Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands] in 2015. Those states are Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

  • About 99 percent of the 2015 crop disaster designations were due to drought last year.

Crop Disasters 2014

In 2014, USDA declared crop disasters in at least 2,904 counties across 44 states. Most of the designations were due to drought.

Those states were:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan. Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. [FIRE-EARTH has documented all of the above listings. See blog content.]

Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

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.

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