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Disaster Declared for 204 Counties in 10 States

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.
  • Alabama: Houston County.
  • 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.
  • Tennessee: Polk County.

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.
  • Kentucky: Fulton County.
  • 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.

Notes:
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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Major Disaster Declaration for North Carolina

Posted by feww on September 26, 2013

North Carolina Declared Federal Disaster Area

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of July 3-13, 2013.

Worst of the damage caused the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides have occurred in the counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Watauga, and Yancey and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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

Western North Carolina to Receive Federal Aid for Flood Repairs

“This summer’s flooding was a sobering reminder that all regions of our state are vulnerable to flooding even without hurricanes,” said NC Governor McCrory. “These communities did a great job responding to the devastating floods and landslides. Now we can help them recover financially.”

Catawba, Lincoln and Wilkes counties were included in the state’s aid request but were not included in the federal disaster declaration. The state is appealing to FEMA to reconsider the counties that were omitted.

A series of severe thunderstorms and heavy rains dumped between 10 and 20 inches of rain over much of the foothills and mountains from July 3 through 27.

Several locations reported more than 20 inches of rainfall and many counties reported the wettest July on record. The record-breaking rainfall damaged roads, bridges, culverts, public utilities, parks and even some schools in many western counties.

See more at http://www.governor.state.nc.us/

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WA State Emergency Operations Center Activated

Posted by feww on January 19, 2012

Massive snowstorm in the Northwest closes schools, halts transportation

Washington activates the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to winter storm conditions throughout the state.

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  • Washington, USA. Officials have activated the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to winter storm conditions throughout the state of Washington, a report said.
    • “Heavy snowfall throughout the state has snarled transportation, and created health and safety issues, according to a press release.”
    • “County emergency operations centers have been activated in King, Pierce, Jefferson, and Grays Harbor counties as well as in several cities including Seattle and Kent. “
    • Gov. Gregoire may declare a state of emergency later today.
    • Hundreds of car accidents have have been reported in Pierce, Spokane and Thurston counties.
    • Storm cut power to hundreds of thousands of customers throughout the Northwest.
  • Oregon, USA. More than 2 feet of snow covered the Oregonian town of Vernonia (Pop: ~ 2,300) causing a major power outage that affected the entire town and prompted the officials to declare a state of emergency.
    • The town officials are also concerned about the possibility of flooding after the massive snowfall, a report said.
  • Pacific Northwest, USA. A major winter storm is affecting the NW United States with heavy snow, torrential rains and powerful winds. The storm is currently growing in size, intensity and spreading to Central Rockies, NWS reported.
    • Heavy snows are forecast in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado as well as parts of California, Nevada, Utah, and Nebraska, the report said.
    • Extreme Cold Warnings have been issued for the northern states from the Dakotas to Iowa and Minnesota, while Flood Warnings are in place for parts of southern Indiana.
    • “Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin are forecast to see the Arctic air move in tonight. By late tonight and early Thursday morning, wind chills are expected to range from around 25 degrees below zero in the central and north-central parts of the state to about 15 below to the east.”
    • “Flood Warnings are currently in effect from coastal northwestern California into coastal Oregon. High
      Wind Warnings and wind advisories are in effect across western Oregon. Hazardous Seas Warnings have been issued along the Oregon coast. Avalanche Warnings and watches are in effect for the Washington and Oregon Cascades.”
    • In the St. Paul area of south-central Minnesota temperatures will drop way below zero with 25-30 mph winds creating wind chill factors of 30-35 below zero, NWS said.
    • In southwest Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa wind chill values will drop to about 30 degrees below zero.
    • Severe weather reports to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center for Thursday included notice of 14 tornadoes, 99 high wind reports and 6 reports of large hail. “Mostly EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes were reported in Jefferson, Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana; Tippah and Marion counties in Mississippi; and Jefferson County, Kentucky.”


    Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Map (filtered).

  • North Carolina, USA.North Carolina Gov. Perdue has declared Burke and Rutherford counties disaster areas following the severe storms and tornadoes that left a trail of destruction on January 11.
    • Storms barreled across the state leaving at least 15 injured, destroying dozens of homes and damaging scores of others in the two counties.

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