Area Is Under Fire Weather Watch, Perry Asks Federal Aid For Help On Wildfires

A fire weather watch is in effect today across the South Plains and southern Panhandle. The National Weather service says critical fire weather is possible today and Tuesday because of warm temperatures, strong winds and deepening drought. Governor Rick Perry is seeking federal aid to help Texas cope with the consequences of wildfires. Perry said yesterday he has asked President Barack Obama to declare Texas a major disaster area. Wildfires have hit or are threatening all but two of the state’s 254 counties


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