Perry on Sunday renewed a disaster proclamation for 249 of the state's 254 counties, making them eligible to request government assistance as needed to respond to wildfires. The governor's initial proclamation was Dec. 21, but was renewed on Jan. 19, Feb. 17 and March 18, as extreme wildfire conditions and the drought lingered.
Yes, it is that bad, here in Texas. Tens of thousands of acres have been destroyed, as well as dozens of homes, and the wildfires show no signs of letting up, as most of Texas is under a proclamation of "Extraordinary drought".

I have been in the eyes of 2 hurricanes, and hate them with a passion, but right now I am praying for one. We did have a little rain a couple of days ago, as a cold front blew through, but it is as bad as it gets here.

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