Editorial: Hot and Dry

When this month ends next Friday, we will remember it as the hottest and driest ever in our region.

More than half of the days of the month will have had highs over 100 degrees, including 12 straight days and we will have exceeded the all time record of 100 degree days for one month.

Many tributary streams and creeks are drying up and Lake Martin is at a record level low.

We are approaching  two feet below normal rainfall for the year and most of the state, including Montgomery, is in an exceptional  drought emergency - the worst classification.

Farmers face economic disaster.   We all face heat related illnesses if we don't take precautions.

One way we can help until rain relief comes is to conserve water as best as can, and give a special helping hand to neighbors in need.