US Drought Monitor en NC Pulls Out Of Drought <div><p>Thanks to recent rainfalls associated with Tropical Storm Andrea, North Carolina is now out of drought or abnormally dry conditions for the first time in three years.</p><p>The persistent drought has wreaked havoc on agriculture, affecting apple crops in the western part of the state and corn in the east.</p><p>Now, thanks to Tropical Storm Andrea and other rain events this spring, the state is no longer suffering from even the mildest classification of drought condition – abnormally dry or “D-zero” - for the first time in the past three years.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:21:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 17190 at NC Pulls Out Of Drought