Fire Earth

Earth is fighting to stay alive. Mass dieoffs, triggered by anthropogenic assault and fallout of planetary defense systems offsetting the impact, could begin anytime!

Posts Tagged ‘North Dakota agricultural disaster areas’

N.D. Declares Drought Emergency

Posted by feww on August 15, 2012

87 percent of ND experiencing drought conditions

Gov. Dalrymple’s drought emergency declaration includes 49 of the state’s 52 counties and the five Indian reservations.

“We are seeing significant crop losses, both in yield and quality,” said Dalrymple. “Drought conditions also have reduced hay and other livestock feed sources and will contribute to water supply shortages.”

Map of the Agricultural Weather Assessments for U.S. Corn Conditions for the week ending August 4, 2012. Source: USDA

  • As of August 7, 2012 portions of 20 ND counties were experiencing severe drought condition.
  • According to USDA Crop Progress, as of August 12  30 percent of the pasture and range in the state was in poor condition and a further 13 percent listed as being in very poor condition.
  • “Durum wheat development was listed at 28 percent across the state, significantly lower than the last four-year average of 56 percent,” said a report.

Related Links

Corn Progress

Drought – Recent Links

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Posted in environment, Global Disaster watch, global disasters, global disasters 2012, global drought, Global Food Crisis | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

2.5 million people in northern Mexico lack drinking water

Posted by feww on November 26, 2011

Mexico’s worst drought in living memory to continue in 2012

Worst drought in 7 decades has affected more than two thirds of Mexico, leaving about half million cattle dead and a million hectares of crops destroyed.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – November 26

[November 26, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,572 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Mexico.  Worst drought in 70 years has affected more than two thirds of Mexico, leaving 2.5 million people without drinking water, about half million cattle dead and a million hectares of crops destroyed. The drought is expected to continue into 2012.
    • More than 2.5 million people in the northern states of Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas face acute water shortage.
    • Mexican government has cut its 2011 corn production estimate for a third time, down from 23 million tons to 20 million.
    • A further 3 million hectares of crops (Mexico has total arable land of 22 million hectares) have been damaged by drought.
    • The losses are expected to be compounded by ongoing drought and frost during the winter season.
    • Beans production is expected to fall by about 30 percent this year.

Other Global Disasters

  • New York, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared 24 counties in New York as agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding associated with Tropical Storm Lee that occurred Sept. 4-14, 2011.
    • The counties declared as Primary Disaster Areas are Broome, Columbia, Greene, Tioga, Chemung, Cortland, Otsego and Tompkins.
    • The counties declared as Contiguous Disaster Areas are Albany, Dutchess, Oneida, Schuyler, Cayuga, Herkimer, Onondaga, Seneca, Chenango, Madison, Rensselaer, Steuben, Delaware, Montgomery, Schoharie and Ulster.
  • The following counties in bordering states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are also designated as disaster areas because they are contiguous.
  • South Dakota, USA. Seven counties in SD have been declared  agricultural primary disaster areas due to losses caused by severe storms, excessive rain and flooding that occurred March 15 – Sept. 22, 2011.
    • Brown County has been declared as Primary Disaster Area.
    • The counties declared as Contiguous Disaster Areas are Day, Edmunds, Faulk, McPherson, Marshall and Spink.
  • The following counties in North Dakota were also declared natural disaster areas because they are contiguous.
    • North Dakota: Dickey and Sargent counties.
  • Mohmand tribal region, Pakistan.  NATO helicopters have attacked a Pakistan military post about 1.5 miles from the Afghan border killing 26 Pakistani soldiers and wounding 14 others.
    • Pakistani government has described the attack at Salala checkpoint as “unprovoked and indiscriminate,” and closed the border crossing for supplies bound for NATO forces in Afghanistan, reports said.
  • Sri Lanka. Heavy rains and strong winds buffeted the southern coast of Sri Lanka killing at least 14 people and leaving 30 fishermen missing, the authorities said.
    • The extreme weather conditions have affected at least 26,000 people.
    • Storms and landslides have destroyed more than 100 houses and damaged another 1,000 structures.

Related Links

Posted in global disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »