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.
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— Governor Mary Fallin (@GovMaryFallin) October 15, 2013
“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.”