Drought puts more than half of US counties in disaster zones

CNN: More than half of all US counties have been designated disaster zones, the Department of Agriculture reports, blaming excessive heat and a devastating drought. On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared disaster zone designations for an additional 218 counties in 12 states.

These states are Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming.

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    Florida is far from drought seeing how it rains almost every day
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    This is way more serious than people realize. Nearly everyone’s crops around me are dead, or near enough to dead that...