Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wildfires Devastate Texas

Wildfires burning across Texas destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least two people.  Texas Governor Rick Perry (R), who is running for president, canceled his appearance at a candidate roundtable in South Carolina Monday to return to Austin.

More than 3.6 million acres in Texas have been scorched by wildfires since November, fed by a continuing drought that has caused more than $5 billion in damage to the state’s agricultural industry. (Wash Post, 9/6/2011)

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