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Please help the NWS spread these important safety messages on social media! Everyone is welcome to use the text and images provided below to help the NWS build a Weather-Ready Nation.

Drought Location

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When your hometown is suffering from drought conditions, do you know what to do? Visit the National Weather Service Drought Safety page to find out how you can help! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/drought/ #DroughtSafety

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Visit the NWS Drought Safety page for tips for areas in drought! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/drought/ #DroughtSafety

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Drought Climate

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Drought is a normal feature of our climate. Caused by a lack of rain or snow over an extended period, it happens nearly everywhere. There are cases when drought develops relatively quickly and lasts a very short period of time, exacerbated by extreme heat and/or wind, and there are other cases when drought spans multiple years, or even decades. Where is the drought? Will it change? What are its impacts? Find answers to these questions at drought.gov http://drought.gov #DroughtSafety

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Drought is a normal feature of our climate and can happen nearly everywhere. http://drought.gov #DroughtSafety

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Drought Agriculture

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Droughts are very hard on society. They can drive farmers out of business, making the fruits and vegetables you eat more expensive. Without adequate water, lakes and rivers can dry up - hurting places that depend on tourism and taking away your favorite vacation spot. Even the electricity you use for your computer or TV can be more expensive - hydroelectric dams, like the Hoover Dam in Nevada, need water to operate. Learn more at http://drought.gov #DroughtSafety

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Droughts can drive farmers out of business and make electricity more expensive. http://drought.gov #DroughtSafety

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Drought Monitor

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Will the drought intensify where you live? The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook shows predicted trends for areas experiencing drought depicted in the U.S. Drought Monitor, as well as indicating areas where new droughts may develop. Get it at http://drought.gov #DroughtSafety

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Will the drought intensify where you live? http://drought.gov #DroughtSafety

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Drought Outlook

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The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center issues a Weekly Drought Monitor, as well as Monthly and Seasonal Drought Outlooks. Use these products to discover the drought conditions where you live. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/month_drought.png #DroughtSafety

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NWS issues a Monthly Drought Outlook.
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/month_drought.png #DroughtSafety

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Drought Cost

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Droughts are among the most costly weather related events. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), the United States has sustained 114 weather/climate disasters over the past 31+ years (up to 2011) in which overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Learn more at http://drought.gov #DroughtSafety

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Droughts are among the most costly weather related events. http://drought.gov #DroughtSafety

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Drought Meter

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How is drought affecting where you live? Check the Drought Meter. Enter your zip code for current conditions. https://www.drought.gov/drought/drought-my-backyard #DroughtSafety

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How is drought affecting where you live? https://www.drought.gov/drought/drought-my-backyard #DroughtSafety

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