Deal Asks Feds to Declare 22 Counties Disaster Areas Because of Drought
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has asked the federal government to declare 22 counties disaster areas because of drought conditions.
Deal made the request in a letter sent last week to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Deal said the drought, beginning in December, has caused extensive damage to crops.
A disaster designation would allow farmers in those counties to apply for emergency loans and other benefits.