Texas Fires

In west on 09/05/2011 at 3:09 pm

Nothing short of massive rainfall will alleviate the dry conditions that have turned every leaf, tree and blade of grass in the state into kindling. Mark Stanford, the Texas Forest Service’s fire chief, said that the state is forecasted to be in a drought until November.

“We don’t see any change, barring tropical moisture,” Stanford said.

Central Texas is in a dire situation: over four hundred homes have been lost, and that number will rise over the next few days as the fires worsen. Because of my attachments to Austin, I have been following this closely.



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