Comments for: As drought widens, 50.3 percent of US counties declared disaster areas

Posted Aug. 01, 2012, at 6:45 p.m.

More than half of the counties in the United States have been designated as disaster areas mainly because of the ongoing drought that has been ravaging the nation, officials announced Wednesday. Disaster designations were signed for 218 more counties in 12 states, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced. That brings this …

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