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 March 13, 2012
Dozens of homes in four Acadiana parishes inundated
States of emergency have been declared in four south Louisiana parishes— Acadia, Lafayette, St. Landry and St. Martin—after floodwaters from severe thunderstorms caused widespread flooding.
Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 13
[March 13, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,464 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
- Louisiana, USA. State officials declared states of emergency in four south Louisiana parishes—Acadia, Lafayette, St. Landry and St. Martin—after floodwaters from severe thunderstorms caused widespread flooding.
- “We had up to 7 feet of water on some streets,” said Capt. Kip Judice, the sheriff’s spokesman. “We had no deaths or injuries but a lot of near calls.”
- SPC received reports of 4 tornadoes in Louisiana, one of which caused significant damage in Acadia.
- Kentucky, USA. FEMA has added several more Kentucky counties to the disaster declaration for the state following he deadly tornadoes and violent storms that left at least 22 people dead and caused widespread damage.
- Currently, there are 16 counties in the Kentucky disaster declaration: BATH, CAMPBELL, CARROLL, GRANT, JOHNSON, KENTON, LAUREL, LAWRENCE, MAGOFFIN, MARTIN, MENIFEE, MONTGOMERY, MORGAN, PENDLETON, ROWAN and WOLFE.
Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background
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Posted by feww on March 7, 2012
Kauai and Oahu declared disaster areas after flooding, sewage spills triggered by extreme rain event
Hawaii’s governor has declared Kauai and Oahu Islands disaster areas following 3 days of torrential rains which triggered flooding and mudslides, blocking roads and causing sewage spill on the two island.
Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 7
[March 7, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,470 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
- Hawaii. The governor of Hawaii has declared Kauai and Oahu Islands disaster areas following 3 days of torrential rains which triggered flooding and mudslides, blocking roads and causing sewage spill on the two island.
- “Storms moving over Oahu, Kauai and Maui County generated thunder, lightning, hail, floods and even waterspouts offshore. Forecasters say more heavy rain is possible tonight and all three counties are under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Wednesday,” a report said.
- Warnings have been issued also for hail, lightning, landslides and flooded roads.
Outline Map of Hawaii Islands. Source: USGS – The National Atlas of the United States of America. Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH
Other Global Disasters
- Kentucky, USA. The Disaster President has declared Kentucky a disaster area following the deadly tornadoes and violent storms that left at least 22 people dead..
- The counties designated as disaster areas are Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Menifee, Morgan and Pendleton.
- More counties may be added to the disaster declaration as damage assessment continues.
- Congo. Death toll in Sunday’s munitions depot explosions in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, has climbed to about 300 with more than 1,300 wounded and 5,000 left homeless.
- Nevada, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 7 counties in Nevada as natural disaster areas due to losses caused by wildfires that occurred from Sept. 30, 2011, through Oct. 5, 2011.
- The Primary Disaster Areas are Elko and Humboldt counties.
- The contiguous disaster areas are Eureka, Lander, Pershing, Washoe and White Pine counties.
- NSW, Australia. At least 600 families were ordered to abandon their homes in NSW town of Griffith, North-West of Wagga Wagga, as floodwaters threatened the low-lying areas.
“Heavy rains over the Mirrool Creek upstream of Griffith have resulted in flooding within the area. Rising flood water is currently threatening parts of the city,” said the NSW State Emergency Service.
Weather Systems to Remember
Australia MTSAT Infrared, Zehr enhanced satellite image, Wednesday 7 March 2012. 22:30 AEST . Source AusBOM.
How Spiders Escaped Flooded Areas in Wagga Wagga, Eastern Australia. Credit Reuters via CBBC. The spiders’ behavior is known as ballooning, and is typical after spiders are forced to flee from floods, according to the Australian Museum’s entomology collections manager, Reuters reported. More Images …
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