Drought Update: Dry Conditions Prevailing in Southeast

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The Southeast continues to endure dry conditions. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, all of South Florida is either abnormally dry or in a moderate drought. This is especially true for Collier County, Monroe County, Palm Beach County and Broward County.

The middle portion of Florida is abnormally dry as well, especially around the Polk County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County and Hernando County areas.

Three different parts of Georgia are abnormally dry, in South Georgia, including Lanier County, Berrien County, Atkinson County and Coffee County; along the coast in Chatham County, Bryan County, Liberty County and a small part of Effingham County; and in east Georgia along the Georgia-South Carolina line in Columbia County, Richmond County, McDuffie County and Warren County.

There remains sufficient moisture in Alabama, except for a small part in the northern part of the state. Lauderdale County and small parts of Colbert County, Lawrence County and Limestone County are abnormally dry.

Most of South Carolina, especially in the eastern part of the state, is either abnormally dry, moderately dry or in a severe drought. Most of North Carolina, except for a small portion in the western part of the state, is either abnormally dry or moderately dry. A few counties in southeast North Carolina are severely dry.