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article imageArkansas counties added to disaster list

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By Tiffany Romine     Aug 2, 2012 in Environment
Arkansas residents are still looking to the skies for relief from drought conditions that plague the state as well as many others.
As reported by KFSM News, Arkansas is still not out the woods when it comes to drought conditions continuing. Two Arkansas counties, Washington and Benton County have been added to the federal government disaster list due to the ongoing dry conditions.
It is reported that over 200 counties in 12 states were added as well and are now eligible for federal aid. These funds are to assist crop growers as well as beef and poultry farmers for offset of cost of feed and hay for stock. Loans are also offered to help with basic operational assistance.
Dry conditions are expected to remain in all areas of the state. Local weather forecaster blog by Joe Pennington of KFSM News, explains the situation about how a high pressure ridge combined with ground heat only intensifies high temperatures. In the end this only causes further dryness to land.
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