Thursday, November 18, 2010

Yes It's That Dry: 28 Missouri Counties Declared Drought "Disaster Areas"

Posted By on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 11:30 AM

click to enlarge Modern-day Missouri or 1930s Oklahoma? You decide!
  • Modern-day Missouri or 1930s Oklahoma? You decide!
Last month was the fourth driest October on record for Missouri and the paltry .14 inches of rain that passed through here yesterday did little to alleviate the situation.

Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared 28 counties in southern Missouri natural disaster areas due to the drought. The designation entitles farmers to monetary relief for crop losses.

Meanwhile, the next opportunity for rain in these here parts comes on next Tuesday and Wednesday -- and it's only a 50 percent chance.

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