Georgia Seeks Water Disaster Declaration

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  1. KenH

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    Please pray for these people.



    Georgia Seeks Water Disaster Declaration

    By GREG BLUESTEIN

    CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — With water supplies rapidly shrinking during a drought of historic proportions, Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency Saturday for the northern third of Georgia and asked President Bush to declare it a major disaster area.

    Georgia officials warn that Lake Lanier, a 38,000-acre reservoir that supplies more than 3 million residents with water, is less than three months from depletion. Smaller reservoirs are dropping even lower.

    - rest at http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iYOMIAzXREFVjcYtNagkheasCXwAD8SDBERO0
     
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    Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky are having a terrible drought. They need all of the help they can get! :1_grouphug:
     
  3. EdSutton

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    I live in an area and a county where if there were a 90+% lack of available water in the KY River, the main source of potable water for the Central KY area, including the 18K residents of our county, that much could be trucked in from a fairly local source to get by with drinking, cooking, etc. Or even the greater Lexington KY area. at a pop of 650K, even if it would not be a lot of fun.

    That'd be a lot tougher to do in the greater Atlanta area, with a pop. of 10 times that.

    Ed
     
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    Thank you for the prayer request and prayers. They're being answered a good bit already this week. We've had some good, soaking rain today and more is on the way, with a good chance every day through Friday.

    Keep those prayers a'comin--we're getting showers of blessings right now!
    Thank you, Lord!:godisgood:
     

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