597 US Counties Declared Disaster Areas Due to Drought

via usda.gov

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2013—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today designated 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to drought and heat, making all qualified farm operators in the areas eligible for low-interest emergency loans. These are the first disaster designations made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2013.

The 597 counties have shown a drought intensity value of at least D2 (Drought Severe) for eight consecutive weeks based on U.S. Drought Monitor measurements, providing for an automatic designation.

The 597 primary counties designated as disaster areas today correspond to the following states: Alabama, 14; Arkansas, 47; Arizona, 4; Colorado, 30; Georgia, 92; Hawaii, 2; Kansas, 88; Oklahoma, 76; Missouri, 31; New Mexico, 19; Nevada, 9; South Carolina, 11; Texas, 157; and Utah, 17. For more information about the specific state designations, visit the Farm Service Agency’s disaster designations page.

Alabama counties declared Disaster Areas Due to Drought are:

Bullock
Cleburne
Henry
Montgomery
Chambers
Coosa
Lee
Randolph
Clay
Elmore
Macon
Russell
Talladega
Tallapoosa

Georgia counties declared Disaster Areas Due to Drought are:

Baker
Dougherty
Laurens
Randolph
Baldwin
Douglas
Lee
Richmond
Bartow
Early
Lincoln
Rockdale
Bibb
Elbert
Lumpkin
Schley
Bleckley
Fannin
McDuffie
Spalding
Burke
Fayette
Macon
Stewart
Butts
Forsyth
Marion
Sumter
Calhoun
Fulton
Meriwether
Talbot
Carroll
Gilmer
Mitchell
Taliaferro
Chattahoochee
Glascock
Monroe
Taylor
Cherokee
Grady
Morgan
Terrell
Clay
Greene
Muscogee
Thomas
Clayton
Hancock
Newton
Troup
Cobb
Haralson
Oconee
Twiggs
Columbia
Harris
Oglethorpe
Union
Coweta
Heard
Paulding
Upson
Crawford
Henry
Peach
Walton
Crisp
Houston
Pickens
Warren
Dawson
Jasper
Pike
Washington
Decatur
Jefferson
Polk
Webster
De Kalb
Johnson
Pulaski
Wilcox
Dodge
Jones
Putnam
Wilkes
Dooly
Lama
Quitman
Wilkinson

Drought Disaster Designations Map

[PDF] Drought Disaster Designations Map

[PDF] List of Designated Drought Disaster Counties

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