U.S. Drought Monitor Update

Governor Greg Abbot issues a State Disaster Declaration for multiple Texas counties currently experiencing extraordinary drought conditions resulting in increased risk for wildfires, according to the Governor's office.
Governor Greg Abbot issues a State Disaster Declaration for multiple Texas counties currently experiencing extraordinary drought conditions resulting in increased risk for wildfires, according to the Governor's office.

The following is the U.S. Drought Monitor for November 4, 2014


For the contiguous 48 states, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 29.86 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 29.61 percent a week earlier.

Drought now affects 71,694,027 people, compared with 70,929,858 a week earlier.

For all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed

24.95 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 24.74 percent a week earlier.

Drought now affects 71,764,941 people, compared with 71,000,771 a week earlier.

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