Posted by feww on September 27, 2013
204 Counties across 10 states declared agricultural disaster areas
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 204 counties across 10 states—Georgia, Alabama, Florida, The Carolinas, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky and Tennessee—as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding in two separate declarations.
First Disaster Declaration
USDA has designated 148 counties across six states—Georgia, Alabama, Florida, The Carolinas and Tennessee—as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain that began April 1, 2013, and continuing.
List of Disaster Areas – Excessive Rain
- Georgia: Appling, Clinch, Grady, Macon, Treutlen, Turner, Twiggs, Union, Atkinson, Coffee, Greene, Madison, Walton, Ware, Washington, Wayne, Bacon, Colquitt, Gwinnett, Miller, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson, Baker, Cook, Hancock, Mitchell, Bibb, Dooly, Henry, Monroe, Baldwin, Crawford, Hart, Montgomery, Bulloch, Dougherty, Houston, Murray, Banks, Crisp, Irwin, Morgan, Butts, Early, Lee, Pickens, Barrow, Decatur, Jackson, Newton, Calhoun, Evans, Liberty, Pulaski, Ben Hill, De Kalb, Jasper, Oconee, Camden, Forsyth, Lincoln, Rabun, Berrien, Echols, Jeff Davis, Oglethorpe, Candler, Fulton, Long, Richmond, Bleckley, Effingham, Jefferson, Peach, Charlton, Glynn, Lumpkin, Schley, Brantley, Elbert, Jenkins, Pierce, Clayton, Gordon, McDuffie, Stephens, Brooks, Emanuel, Johnson, Putnam, Dawson, Habersham, McIntosh, Sumter, Bryan, Fannin, Jones, Rockdale, Dodge, Hall, Marion, Burke, Franklin, Lanier, Screven, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Toombs, Chatham, Gilmer, Laurens, Seminole, Upson, Warren, White, Wilkes, Clarke, Glascock, Lowndes, Taylor, Worth, Telfair, Thomas, Tift and Towns counties.
- Florida: Baker, Gadsden, Jackson, Leon, Columbia, Hamilton, Jefferson and Madison counties.
- North Carolina: Cherokee and Clay counties.
- South Carolina: Abbeville, Anderson, Jasper, Aiken, Barnwell, McCormick, Allendale, Hampton and Oconee counties.
Second disaster Declaration
USDA has designated 56 counties across five states—Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky and Tennessee—as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rainfall and flooding that occurred July 15 – August 19, 2013.
List of Disaster Areas – Excessive Rainfall and Flooding
- Missouri: Butler, Gasconade, New Madrid, Stoddard, Camden, Laclede, Osage, Texas, Cole, Maries, Pemiscot, Vernon, Dunklin, Miller, Pulaski, Webster, Barton, Cape Girardeau, Dent, Mississippi, St. Clair, Bates, Carter, Douglas, Moniteau, Scott, Benton, Cedar, Franklin, Montgomery, Shannon, Bollinger, Christian, Greene, Morgan, Warren, Boone, Crawford, Hickory, Phelps Callaway, Dallas, Howell, Ripley, Wright and Wayne counties.
- Arkansas: Clay, Craighead, Greene and Mississippi counties.
- Kansas: Bourbon, Crawford and Linn counties.
- Tennessee: Dyer and Lake counties.
All counties listed above were designated as agricultural disaster areas on September 25, 2013.
“Secretary Vilsack also reminds producers that Congress has not funded the five disaster assistance programs authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill. These are SURE; the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP); the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP); the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP); and the Tree Assistance Program (TAP). Production losses due to disasters occurring after Sept. 30, 2011, are not eligible for disaster program coverage,” said USDA.
1. The total number of counties designated as agricultural disaster areas includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.
2. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.
3. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.
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Posted by feww on April 27, 2013
Ice storm damage estimated at $26 million in 5 Minnesota counties
Gov. Dayton has asked for a presidential disaster declaration for five counties in SW Minnesota after an ice storm earlier this month caused damages estimated at $26 million, said a report.
The three-day ice storm destroyed 3,000 power poles and damaged more than 800 miles of electric lines. “Thousands of damaged trees will likely have to be cut down,” said the report.
“We have to hope that we get a disaster declaration because there are no communities in Nobles County—and Worthington included—that have reserves in their budgets to handle the amount of cleanup effort that is going to be involved in getting the town back to the way it was prior to the ice event,” Worthington Mayor was quoted as saying.
Other Disasters/ Significant Events
Kansas Declared Presidential Disaster Area
The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Kansas in 23 counties affected by a snowstorm during the period of February 20-23, 2013.
The disaster areas are the counties of Barber, Barton, Dickinson, Ellis, Franklin, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Ness, Osage, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rice, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Smith, and Stafford.
Persistent Drought in SW China’s Yunnan Province affects at least 12 million people
A villager looks at the dried-up pond in Qingshan Village of Qujing City, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 8, 2013. Over 12 million people have been affected by the lingering drought in the province. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou). More images …
Where there is drought…
Photo taken on April 27, 2013 shows the site of a forest fire in Qinfeng Township of Lufeng County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Xu Tao) More images…
DISASTER CALENDAR – April 27, 2013 —
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,050 Days Left
Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.
- SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,050 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human History
- The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …
Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background
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Posted by feww on May 25, 2012
Damage Caused by Extreme Weather Prompts Federal Disaster Declaration
The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Kansas in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 14-15, 2012.
Private properties and public facilities were damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding in the counties of Edwards, Ellsworth, Harper, Hodgeman, Jewell, Kiowa, Mitchell, Osborne, Rice, Rush, Russell, Sedgwick, Stafford, and Sumner.
Other Global Disasters, Significant Events
- Ontario, Canada.The city of Timmins (Pop: ~45,000) in NE Ontario has declared a state of emergency as a large brushfire continues to burn out of control, reports said.
- The large, ‘unpredictable’ fire burning about 30km outside of Timmins is fueled by extremely dry conditions, mixed with the very high temperatures and strong winds, prompting evacuation of goldmines in the area due to fears of suffocation.
- “Residents of Kirkland Lake have been told to pack three days worth of clothing in case of an emergency evacuation as a massive wild fire continues to burn and make its way closer to the town,” said a report.
- New Mexico, USA.Two large wildfires in SW NM, which were sparked by lightning, have now into one consuming an area about 300km² and destroying about two dozens homes and other structures.
- The Baldy blaze (sparked May 9) and Whitewater fire (spotted May 16) currently have zero containment.
- Nevada, USA. The Topaz Ranch Estates fire that broke out earlier this week near the Nevada-California border has now consumed about 9,000 acres, destroying about two dozen homes and outbuildings in southern Douglas County. The fire is about 15 percent contained.
- California, USA.A fast-growing wildfire is threatening homes in the community of Shelter Valley east of Julian in San Diego County, forcing evacuations.
- The blaze has consumed at least 1,000 acres since it was 100 homes are under evacuation orders, reports said.
- Michigan, USA.A fast-moving wildfire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has burned about 10,000 acres, prompting evacuations in its path.
- The blaze, called Duck Lake Fire, which was sparked by lightning, was “burning explosively,” the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said.
- Another wildfire in Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Schoolcraft County, also started by lightning, has burned about 4,000 acres as of posting.
Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background
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