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U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 12, 2019

November 14, 2019
According to the November 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 12.9% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 5, 2019

November 7, 2019
According to the November 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 13.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 29, 2019

October 31, 2019
According to the October 29, 2019 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 15.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 22, 2019

October 24, 2019
According to the October 22 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 18.4% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 15, 2019

October 17, 2019
According to the October 15 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 18.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 8, 2019

October 10, 2019
According to the October 8 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 17.9% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 1, 2019

October 3, 2019
According to the October 1 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 17.0% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

On This Day: 2009 Samoa Islands Tsunami

September 27, 2019
The 2009 Samoa Islands tsunami caused the largest number of American deaths due to a tsunami in the 21st Century.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 24, 2019

September 26, 2019
According to the September 24 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 16.2% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 17, 2019

September 19, 2019
According to the September 17 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 13.7% of the United States including Puerto Rico.