Disaster Area Law and Legal Definition

According to 7 CFR 761.2 [Title 7 – Agriculture; Subtitle B Regulations of The Department of Agriculture; Chapter VII Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture; Subchapter D Special Programs; Part 761 General Program Administration; Subpart A General Provisions], disaster area is “the county or counties declared or designated as a disaster area for EM loan assistance as a result of disaster related losses. This area includes counties contiguous to those counties declared or designated as disaster areas.”