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Puerto Rico’s drought improves, Southeast has slight changes

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that the drought in Puerto Rico has significantly improved, with all severe (D2) drought disappearing and a big reduction in moderate drought. This is due to recent rains, including some rain from Hurricane Earl as it moved northeast of the island. In the Southeast, moderate drought expanded on the east coast of Florida, and abnormally dry conditions (D0) expanded in North Carolina and Virginia. That may be short-lived due to the rain that is expected over the next few days.