The drought is intensifying across southeastern states, specifically Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Severe dry conditions are being observed in the Florida Panhandle, southern Alabama and North Georgia areas, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Moderate dry conditions in South Alabama stretch from Mobile and Baldwin counties in the Gulf of Mexico to Henry and Houston counties in Southeast Alabama. Moderate dry conditions are also concentrated to the northern areas of the state, including from Lauderdale County to Dekalb County and from Cullman County eastward to Calhoun and Talladega counties.
The driest conditions in Georgia are located in the northern area of the state, stretching from Dade County eastward to Rabun County and as far south as Pulaski County. Moderate dry conditions are also located in southern Georgia.
Florida’s dry conditions stretch from Escambia County eastward to Duval, Union, Alachua and Levy counties.
The driest part of South Carolina is in the western part of the state, specifically from Oconee County, eastward to York and Chester counties. North Carolina has abnormally dry conditions across almost all of the state, with moderate dry conditions in the southwest and southeast areas of the state.