Local & Regional
8:47 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Drought Emergency

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has amended a state of emergency to include all 77 Oklahoma counties because of ongoing drought conditions that are expected to worsen.

Fallin issued the amended declaration on Wednesday to ensure the state is eligible for any federal assistance that may be available.

While Fallin was out of the state last month, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb declared a state of emergency at Fallin's request for 33 Oklahoma counties due to extreme drought and wildfires.

Wednesday was the 30th consecutive day that temperatures topped 100 degrees in Oklahoma City, and Fallin says forecasts show drought conditions are expected to worsen for the entire state.