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Gov. Fallin declares drought emergency for 5 Oklahoma counties

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Several Oklahoma counties are still in a severe drought even with the recent rains hitting most of the state.

Governor Mary Fallin declared a drought emergency Tuesday for much of southwestern Oklahoma and the panhandle.

The counties include: Jackson, Tillman, Greer, Harmon and Texas.

“These five counties have faced three years of unrelenting drought,” Fallin said. “It’s not just an inconvenience; for many in these communities it has caused real economic hardship.”

Those counties will now be able to get financial assistance from the Emergency Drought Relief Fund.