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Drought emergency continues
Gov. Rick Perry on Nov. 1 renewed the drought proclamation he originally signed on July 5, 2011.
The proclamation, affecting 240 or Texas’ 254 counties, certifies that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties. Even with recent regional heavy rains and flooding, declining reservoir and aquifer levels, water supplies, and delivery systems remain threatened. Conditions under which wildfires may develop remain.
All necessary measures, both public and private as authorized under state law, will be implemented to meet the threat, according to the proclamation.
Ed Sterling is the director of member services for the Texas Press Association in Austin. Contact him at 512-477-6755 or email@example.com.
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