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Texas Drought & Fires 2011

Written by QHN Staff on .

Sept. 11, 2011 - According to an article published by Associated Press, "The number of homes destroyed by a Texas wildfire has risen to 1,554 and is expected to further increase as firefighters enter more areas where the blaze has been extinguished, officials said Sunday. Seventeen people remain unaccounted for."

Latest news about the fire

Weather.com 10-day forecast

See the drought map

According to an article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, "Texas farmers and ranchers, hit by a crippling 10-month drought covering more than three-quarters of the state, have suffered losses of $5.2 billion, the worst on record and easily topping the $4.1 billion agricultural loss in 2006, Texas A&M economists said Wednesday (August 17)."   Read the article

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association audio update about the drought

Why it's staying so hot

12% of US in extreme/exceptional drought - impact on food prices

 

Severe hay shortage

Farmers & Ranchers face huge losses because of drought

Drought causing pressure on Texas slaughterhouses

Drought-stricken Cattle Die From Too Much Water