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Drought expands in Georgia and South Carolina but decreases in Alabama

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning shows that moderate drought has expanded in southern South Carolina and in parts of Georgia. Georgia is now almost 50% covered by abnormally dry conditions or drought due to the warm and dry conditions we have experienced in the last week. An area of abnormally dry conditions was also introduced to the East Coast of Florida. However, rain in Alabama removed almost all of the moderate drought there and decreased the area of abnormally dry conditions as well.