JEFFERSON CITY, MO — As of August 17, 2018, a drought alert has been issued for 86 counties across the state, affecting more than 3.8 million Missourians.
“Since May 2017, every county in Missouri has been affected by dry to exceptionally dry conditions,” said Sen. Denny Hoskins. “Weather forecast models show grave situations which can only be remedied by additional rainfall, which I continue to pray comes soon. In the meantime, I have been in frequent contact with the Department of Natural Resources and the local farm service offices to ensure resources are available for my constituents in affected areas.”
Reports from the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Drought Assessment Committee indicate that all Missouri counties who are experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought conditions are eligible to receive state and federal resources.