Rain A Welcomed Sight For Farmers And Firefighters
For farmers and firefighters a little rain goes a long way towards the effectiveness of their jobs.
Division of Forestry says compared to last week when we were struggling to see significant rainfall the number of active wildfires has nearly been cut in half in the Waccassa District alone.
Friday there were over 100 active wildfires in our area, now that number is down to 60 and most are burning within containment lines.
As we move into the rainy season, the Division of Forestry says they expect North Central Florida's fire situation to improve but were quick to add that we are not out of the woods yet.
Farmers and livestock producers also desperately depend on rain this time of year.
Without it ranchers need to feed their cattle expensive hay instead of letting the animals feed off of grass and an entire crop can be wiped out if the soil is too dry.
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