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OK Governor Visits Drought Area

Today, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry visited the drought-stricken Oklahoma Panhandle for the first time since he asked for federal assistance for the area a month ago.

Governor Brad Henry toured Cimarron County today.

First from the air as he flew in but from high above the ground, you can't tell how devastated the crops are, or how dry the soil is.

Henry says he knows no matter how many tax breaks and low interest loans are approved, there's only one way to stop a drought.

"Whatever we can do isn't enough. We need help from mother nature. We need rain. Unfortunately that's out of our control," Governor Brad Henry said. 

The people of Cimarron County know rain is essential.

But the citizens we spoke with said at the very least, it is comforting to know the Governor's doing all he can for them.

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