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Governor to Tour Drought Area

Oklahoma panhandle cities stricken by drought conditions will be getting a visit from the governor to assess the damage.

Governor Brad Henry is calling the situation critical.

Saying farmers, ranchers and residents of the areas hardest hit by a lack of rainfall the past year are in need of help.

The governor is seeking federal disaster assistance for farmers in nine counties suffering from drought and extreme weather conditions.

Officials say the situation would be as bad as the dust bowl of the 1930's, if not for conservation efforts in the area for five decades.

There is no exact date planned for the trip at this time.

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