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Mississippi Declared Disaster Area

Posted by feww on October 15, 2011

Sixty-nine of Mississippi’s 82 counties have been declared agricultural disaster areas

The state suffered crop losses caused by “unprecedented drought” that began in January and lasted through August, USDA said.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 15

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  • Mississippi, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared 69 of Mississippi’s 82 counties as agricultural disaster areas due to losses crop losses caused by “unprecedented drought” that began in January and lasted through August.
    • Gov. Haley Barbour had asked the federal government to designate the entire state as a disaster area, saying all 82 counties had suffered from an “unprecedented drought.”
    • “Friday’s declaration comes two months after 27 counties were declared disaster areas because of severe flooding in May that caused an estimated $444 million in crop losses and $8.3 million in agricultural building damages.” Said a report.

Other Disasters

  • New Jersey, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of New Jersey because of the damage caused by the Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee during the period of September 6-11, 2011.
    • The worst hit areas were the counties of Hunterdon, Mercer, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren.
  • Thailand. At least 297 people are confirmed dead and two others missing in the Thailand floods that have submerged the upper part of the country since late July.
    • At least 61 of Thailand’s 77 provinces have been affected by flooding since the deluge triggered by heavy monsoon rain began three months ago.
    • Currently 25 provinces are flooded with more than 4 million acres  of farmland submerged under as much as several meters of water in the worst-hit areas.
    • Up to 9 million people have been affected directly.
    • About one million homes have been destroyed or damaged.
    • The main Chao Phraya River that runs through Bangkok is  at record levels, but government insists that the capital city is “safe.”
    • The communities of Ayutthaya and Nakhon Sawan north of Bangkok are completely submerged.
  • Mexico, Central America. The week-long torrential rains caused by Hurricanes Irwin and Jova, tropical depression 12-E and two additional storm fronts have wreaked havoc across a large region spanning half dozen countries.
    • The death toll in Mexico and Central America has risen to at least 50.
    • Some 100,000 people in Mexico and Central America are facing flooding as Hurricane Jova and a tropical depression unleash torrential rains over the region,” the UN news center reported.
    • The affected countries are Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
  • El Salvador. Salvadorian President has declared a state of national emergency as severe flooding hit the coastal areas. Up to 70,000 people are being evacuated from areas prone to flooding and landslides.
  • Guatemala. Torrential rains, severe flooding and mudslides have  destroyed or damaged thousands of homes in the provinces of Quetzaltenango, Santa Rosa and Escuintla, affecting about 60,000 Guatemalans.  Many people are reported as missing, but no figures were available as of posting. 

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The death toll in Mexico and Central America rose to 49 on Friday as tropical storms and hurricanes continued to hit the region.

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