Parts of north Alabama suffering through worst drought in nearly 10 years

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Extreme drought conditions continue in parts of Madison, Jackson and DeKalb Counties (Image: WHNT News 19)

DECATUR, Ala. – Crops, lawns, flowers and plants are suffering through the most severe drought in nearly 10 years. It could take up to 2 inches of rain each week for several weeks to end the drought.

The U.S. Drought Report released Thursday shows the most severe conditions in northeast Alabama, with most of Jackson County and parts of Madison and DeKalb counties in extreme drought conditions.

Read the drought information statement released by the National Weather Service in Huntsville, released Thursday afternoon.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated DeKalb and Jackson counties in Alabama as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.

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