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Agricultural Disaster Declared in 14 States

Posted by feww on August 23, 2013

138 Counties in 14 states have been declared agricultural disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 138 counties (includes 1 Parish) across 14 states as agricultural disaster areas in 6 separate declarations.

[The figure includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.]

Drought Disaster

USDA has designated 55 counties in five states as agricultural disaster areas due to  damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought. Those areas are

  • California:  Alameda, El Dorado, Placer, Solano, Alpine, Glenn, Plumas, Sonoma, Amador, Lake, Sacramento, Sutter, Butte, Marin, San Mateo, Tehama, Colusa, Napa, Santa Cruz, Yolo, Contra Costa, Nevada, Sierra, Yuba, Calaveras, Monterey, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Lassen, San Benito, Santa Clara, Trinity, Mendocino, San Francisco, Shasta, Tuolumne and  Mono counties.
  • Nevada: Douglas, Carson City and Washoe counties.
  • Texas: Camp, Gregg, Marion, Titus, Cass, Harrison, Morris, Upshur, Bowie, Panola, Rusk, Wood, Franklin, Red River and Smith counties.
  • Arkansas: Miller County.
  • Louisiana: Caddo Parish.

Agricultural Disaster Designations due to the Drought

At least 1,333 counties across 28 states have now been designated agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought so far this year. [The figure includes both the primary and contiguous drought disaster areas. ]

us drought disaster map 8-21-2013
U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of August 21, 2013. At least 1,333 counties, or 42.41% of all U.S. counties*, were designated as agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought, a net rise of 0.41%  since last week. [The figure includes both primary and contiguous disaster designations.] Source: USDA. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

Flood Disaster

USDA has declared 41 counties in three states–Florida, Alabama, Georgia–as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred June 4 – August 1, 2013. Those counties are

  • Florida: Bay, Citrus, Gadsden, Madison, Calhoun, Clay, Liberty, Marion, Putnam, St. Johns, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Alachua, Columbia, Gilchrist, Jackson, Baker, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Bradford, Duval, Holmes, Levy, Nassau, Okaloosa, Suwannee, Union, Walton and Washington counties.
  • Alabama: Covington, Escambia, Geneva and Houston counties.
  • Georgia: Camden, Clinch, Lowndes, Ware, Charlton, Echols and  Seminole counties.

Freeze Disaster

USDA has declared 23 counties in three states–Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma–as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a freeze that occurred April 1 – May 10, 2013. Those counties are

  • Kansas: Grant, Meade, Stanton, Haskell, Morton, Stevens, Kearny, Seward, Wichita, Clark, Gray, Logan, Finney, Greeley, Scott, Ford, Hamilton and Wallace counties.
  • Colorado: Baca and Prowers counties.
  • Oklahoma: Beaver, Cimarron and Texas counties.

Hailstorm Disaster

USDA has declared 9 counties in three states–Montana, Idaho, Wyoming–as agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by a hailstorm August 1, 2013. Those counties are

  • Montana: Gallatin, Broadwater, Jefferson, Madison, Meagher and Park counties.
  • Idaho: Fremont County.
  • Wyoming: Park and Teton counties.

Disaster Caused by Extreme Cold

USDA has designated 8 counties  in Idaho as a agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by freezing temperatures that occurred April 14 – May 24, 2013.

Those counties are Gem, Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Payette, Valley and Washington.

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Drought Disaster Declared for Montana Counties

Posted by feww on July 25, 2013

Five Montana Counties Declared Agricultural Disaster Areas Due to Worsening Drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated five additional Montana counties as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the expanding drought.

The designated counties, both primary and contiguous disaster areas, include Silver Bow, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Jefferson and Madison counties.

All counties listed above were designated natural disaster areas July 24, 2013, said USDA.

As of July 24, 2013 at least 1,278 U.S. counties were designated as primary or contiguous agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought (see map below).

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of July 24, 2013. A total of at least 1,278 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

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Agricultural Disaster Declared in 3 States

Posted by feww on July 18, 2013

Disaster declared for 23 counties across three states due to drought and deluge

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 13 counties in Texas as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought.

The list for the primary and contiguous disaster areas includes Galveston, Henderson, Anderson, Cherokee, Harris, Smith, Brazoria, Ellis, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Chambers, Freestone and Navarro counties.

Nevada Drought Disaster

USDA has designated also 4 counties in Nevada—Storey, Lyon, Washoe and Carlson City—as agricultural disaster areas due to drought.

Agricultural Disaster Declared in Montana

USDA has designates six  counties in Montana—Phillips, Blaine, Fergus, Garfield, Petroleum and Valley—as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive moisture and flooding that occurred from May 1 – June 27, 2013.

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IRENE damage expected to be in “the billions of dollars”

Posted by feww on August 28, 2011

North Carolina Governor requests a federal disaster declaration

In New Jersey, the damage from IRENE is expected to be in “the billions of dollars,” said Governor Christie

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – August 28

[August 28, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,662 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • The U.S. Atlantic Coast. Hurricane Irene has left at least 15 people dead, downing tens of thousands of trees and leaving up to 4.2 million people without power.
    • Widespread flooding have been reported along the hurricane’s path; tens of thousands of homes have been inundated.
    • Flooding is expected to continue in the coming days.
  • Vermont, USA. The governor of Vermont declared state of emergency and called out the National Guard.
  • Virginia, USA. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell who had declared a state of emergency last week said:
    • “We’ve got some significant damage in some areas, from flooding, from wind, a lot of trees down, 2.5 million people or more without power in Virginia, that’s the second largest outage in history.”
  • Delaware, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Delaware due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • District of Columbia, USA. The White House today declared an emergency exists in the District of Columbia due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Maryland, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Maryland due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Rhode Island, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Rhode Island due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Puerto Rico, USA. The White House declared today declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the area struck by Hurricane Irene beginning on August 21, 2011, and continuing.
  • New Hampshire, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of New Hampshire  due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • New Jersey, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of New Jersey due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Connecticut, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Connecticut due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Massachusetts, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Virginia, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • New York, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of New York due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing.
  • Yosemite National Park, USA.A rapidly moving wildfire which has consumed about 5,000 acres west of one of the main entrances to Yosemite National Park, continues to grow. The blaze has forced about 100 people to evacuate their homes; tourists have also been evacuated from a nearby hotel.
  • Montana, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 22 central and eastern Montana counties as primary natural disaster areas due to recent crop losses caused by winter storms and blizzards  which were followed by record spring rainstorms and flooding across most of the state, a report said.
  • Greece. Greece has declared a state of emergency after fast-moving wildfires consumed about 30,000 hectares of forest and farmland near the country’s northeastern border with Turkey, forcing the authorities to evacuate several villages, reports said.
    • The fires are threatening a national park.
    • About a thousand foreign students have been evacuated from a nearby holiday camp.

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