Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a drought emergency in Jackson, Tillman, Greer, Harmon and Texas counties, a move that opens up drought-related project funding and financial assistance from the state’s emergency drought relief fund.
Despite recent rains across a significant portion of Oklahoma, several counties are still suffering from a severe drought. Governor Mary Fallin declared a drought emergency today for much of southwestern Oklahoma and a portion of the Panhandle region. The declaration is based upon extreme-to-exceptional drought delineations specified by the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, released this morning.
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