Texas Wildfires Burn, Fueled by Continuing Drought
Continued drought in Texas has fueled the flames of a series of deadly fires across the state. In response to the continued dry conditions, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a resolution urging all Texans to pray for “an end to this ongoing drought and these devastating wildfires.”
Perry has also called on another power recently, the federal government– which he asked to provide help in fighting the out-of-control blazes.
The ongoing drought in Texas has turned the grass and wildlands of the state into a tinderbox. Some parts of Texas which average 15 inches of rain per year have seen only one-tenth of an inch of rain.
The Texas wildfires have so far burned over 1.4 million acres. Although higher humidity is forecast in the coming days, so are thunderstorms and high winds, which can often spark new fires– especially when they do not drop substantial rain, as these storms are not predicted to do.
Perry noted, “It is fitting that Texans should join together in prayer to humbly seek an end to this ongoing drought and these devastating wildfires.”