Over Half Of America Declared Largest Natural Disaster
that more than 1,000 counties and 26 states, that have been affected by
the recent drought, had been declared natural disaster areas. That
makes this declaration the largest natural disaster in the history of
covers more than half of the nation and ends up giving farmers and
ranchers who have suffered from the drought access to, you guessed it
federal aid and low-interest emergency loans, or we like to think of it
as tax payer money.
While making the announcement on Wednesday, U.S. Agriculture
Secretary Tom Vilsack said, “Agriculture remains a bright spot in our
nation’s economy. We need to be cognizant of the fact that drought and
weather conditions have severely impacted farmers around the country.”
Though much of the country has experienced drought conditions , according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, some areas have seen intense downpours and flooding.
Temperatures in the month of June saw more than 170 all-time temperature records broken or tied.
Seeing that this has been called a “natural disaster” and that it has
also been the largest declared natural disaster in our nation’s
history, we should think carefully about all those things that have been
put into place to deal with such “disasters” and what the inevitable
cost will be to taxpayers.
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