Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State GEORGIA
County/Area MERIWETHER
WFO FFC
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-09-01 00:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2011-09-30 23:59:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative On September 8, 2011, much of Georgia was classified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a Primary Natural Disaster Area due to an ongoing drought and excessive heat that has damaged thousands of acres of crops. The drought was determined to have begun on April 15, 2011 and continued into September 2011. Much of the southern half of the state was classified to be in an Extreme Drought, while the northern areas fared slightly better and were only classified as being in a minor to moderate drought. Rainfall deficits by the end of of August ranged from 5 to 10 inches below normal throughout many central and north Georgia counties. Ninety-one counties within the Peachtree City, Georgia CWA were classified in a severe to extreme drought situation by the end of August 2011. Dozen of counties, mainly across central and south Georgia suffered 30 percent or more crop loss during this time frame. These crops include forage crops, pasture, grain crops, cotton, peanuts, and tobacco. The counties within the Peachtree City, Georgia county warning area (CWA) that are included in this classification are Gordon, Sumter, Taliaferro, Gwinnett, Meriwether, Taylor, Banks, Coweta, Hall, Telfair, Barrow, Crawford, Hancock, Monroe, Bartow, Crisp, Montgomery, Dade, Harris, Morgan, Dawson, Murray, Bibb, DeKalb, Heard, Oconee, Towns, Bleckley, Henry, Oglethorpe, Treutlen, Dodge, Houston, Paulding, Troup, Dooly, Peach, Jackson, Pickens, Twiggs, Douglas, Union, Jefferson, Pike, Upson, Butts, Polk, Walker, Johnson, Putnam, Emanuel, Warren, Carroll, Laurens, Washington, Catoosa, Fannin, Fayette, Webster, Floyd, Rockdale, Wheeler, Chattooga, Forsyth, Schley, White, Cherokee, Whitfield, Clarke, Fulton, Lumpkin, Wilcox, Gilmer, Macon, Spalding, Wilkes, Glascock, Madison, Wilkinson, Cobb, Marion, Stewart. In addition, the following counties in the Peachtree City, Georgia CWA also qualified for natural disaster assistance from the ongoing drought; Baldwin, Clayton, Jasper, Muscogee, Talbot, Chattahoochee, Greene, Jones, and Newton.
Damages are approximate and based on comparison to the 2007-2008 drought which was much more severe, long lasting, and hence resulted in significant crop damages across many counties.
Event Narrative Meriwether County declared Primary Natural Disaster Area from summer months of excessive heat and drought, which essentially began April 15, 2011. Crop loss was deemed at the 30 percent or greater level.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 100.000M
BARTOW (ZONE) BARTOW (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRISP (ZONE) CRISP (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKDALE (ZONE) ROCKDALE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER (ZONE) JASPER (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALDWIN (ZONE) BALDWIN (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWART (ZONE) STEWART (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CATOOSA (ZONE) CATOOSA (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENE (ZONE) GREENE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHATTAHOOCHEE (ZONE) CHATTAHOOCHEE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKINSON (ZONE) WILKINSON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPALDING (ZONE) SPALDING (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACON (ZONE) MACON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLASCOCK (ZONE) GLASCOCK (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKES (ZONE) WILKES (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALBOT (ZONE) TALBOT (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSCOGEE (ZONE) MUSCOGEE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILMER (ZONE) GILMER (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILCOX (ZONE) WILCOX (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE (ZONE) CHEROKEE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE (ZONE) WHITE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTON (ZONE) NEWTON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COBB (ZONE) COBB (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUMPKIN (ZONE) LUMPKIN (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH FULTON (ZONE) SOUTH FULTON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEY (ZONE) SCHLEY (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORSYTH (ZONE) FORSYTH (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHATTOOGA (ZONE) CHATTOOGA (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHEELER (ZONE) WHEELER (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITFIELD (ZONE) WHITFIELD (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARRIS (ZONE) HARRIS (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON (ZONE) JOHNSON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALKER (ZONE) WALKER (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PEACH (ZONE) PEACH (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANKS (ZONE) BANKS (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERIWETHER (ZONE) MERIWETHER (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPSON (ZONE) UPSON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAULDING (ZONE) PAULDING (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMANUEL (ZONE) EMANUEL (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TELFAIR (ZONE) TELFAIR (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OGLETHORPE (ZONE) OGLETHORPE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COWETA (ZONE) COWETA (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TWIGGS (ZONE) TWIGGS (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PICKENS (ZONE) PICKENS (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWNS (ZONE) TOWNS (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OCONEE (ZONE) OCONEE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DADE (ZONE) DADE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY (ZONE) MONTGOMERY (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAURENS (ZONE) LAURENS (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUTTS (ZONE) BUTTS (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOOLY (ZONE) DOOLY (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROUP (ZONE) TROUP (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEARD (ZONE) HEARD (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIBB (ZONE) BIBB (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GWINNETT (ZONE) GWINNETT (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALIAFERRO (ZONE) TALIAFERRO (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREUTLEN (ZONE) TREUTLEN (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARROW (ZONE) BARROW (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIKE (ZONE) PIKE (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUMTER (ZONE) SUMTER (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GORDON (ZONE) GORDON (ZONE) GA 09/01/2011 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.000M
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 100.000M