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#1 tinner OFFLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 07:14 PM

I knew it was bad but didn't know just how bad until I red this today in the paper. Sure hope the drought doesn't last into next year as predicted.

Since Gov. Rick Perry's initial statewide disaster proclamation last Dec. 21, the state has responded to more than 26,000 fires that have burned more than 3.9 million acres. The governor's office says state and local response costs are estimated at more than $330 million.

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 07:39 PM

Hope you guys get some rain down there soon.
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Posted December 14, 2011 - 07:40 PM

That's a terrible situation you guys are in out there! My prayers continue to go out to all those affected. I hope that you get some much needed rain soon. I'd love to send you some of ours!
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Posted December 14, 2011 - 07:43 PM

Here in Ohio we set records for the most rainfall back in October. Since then we've blown it in the weeds. It rained again today with heavier rains forcast for tonight. We had over 2 inches in a couple days last week. If only we coould send it south!!
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Posted December 14, 2011 - 08:22 PM

Thats sad! Some of the pics I saw this summer of drought stricken areas were pretty scary. As others have said I wish we could sent you some rain. I hope and pray you get some relief soon.
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Posted December 14, 2011 - 08:51 PM

From Ronnie and Myself, Thanks Guys. We have been getting a good bit of rain the last month, from 3.62" to 5.39" between Ronnie and My areas. We are still way behind in the rain fall totals for the year and in stage 3 to 4 Drought.
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Posted December 14, 2011 - 09:49 PM

I just moved from San Angelo this past August, and we were D4. Between the drought and fires alot of ranchers lost everything. The States Longhorn herd and Bison herds were in rough shape then, I can only imagine now. I Hope things improve there. The people of Texas were always good to my family during the years we spent there. My son was fortunate enough to be born there. Great Folks down there!! "to the people up in Texas the rest of the world is over seas"
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Posted December 15, 2011 - 08:20 AM

We have a drought here but nothing like you all have experienced in Texas. A few years ago out drought got really bad and when the rain finally did come it was a nice sigh of relief. I hope your relief comes soon and we all have a more normal year this next year.
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Posted December 15, 2011 - 08:29 AM

Hope these last few days are helping the overall drought. We aren't as bad as you folks, but could use more rain.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 10:19 PM

To put the size of the fires into perspective, that's 5 times the size of Rhode Island. We're getting some light rain now that's all soaking in. It's supposed to stop tomorrow but we have 50% chance of getting some more Monday with a cool front. Thanks all for your prayers and concern.

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 12:20 PM

I didn't realize the fires were still raging down there. Tells me I need to keep up with things better. I sure pray you guys get the fires out ASAP! Surely this coming year HAS to be better than you've been having.

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 03:51 PM

Our little yellow spot on the map looks pretty insignificant compared to what you folks are going through. Sure hope things get better for you before spring.

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Posted December 20, 2011 - 05:32 PM

Daniel, the fires are out now. That's just the amount of land burned off and the cost to respond to them. What'll be even more staggering is the total loss including property. With the recent showers we've had some of the grasses are greening up again. Stock tanks (ponds) are still dry though. Some people are having to haul water for the livestock. I remember the drought in the early '50's and it was worse than this one so far but we didn't have the fires we have had with this one.

Thanks everyone for their prayers and concern.




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