Alabama Farmers Need Rain

Tropical storm Alberto seems to be taking with him any hopes of a good rainfall in Wiregrass area.

Alabama farmers were hoping for a good drenching for their crops. The corn fields are mostly burnt up already.

The cotton and peanut crops are sitting in dry dirt in desperate need of rain.

Houston County extension coordinator Willie Durr says they were heartbroken Alberto isn't going to drop any rain.

The story is not much different for farmers in Georgia.

The state's climatologist says only south eastern Georgia has near normal soil-moisture levels for mid-June.

Much of the rest of the state is already in the grips of a mild agricultural drought.

For-syth County has banned all outdoor water use.

The city of Atlanta is asking residents in the city and South Fulton County to stop watering their lawns and washing cars.


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