Utah governor asks citizens to pray for rain to end drought

A parched piece of farm ground in Northern Utah represents a portion of the drought in the state.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s governor asked citizens Thursday to pray for rain this weekend to relieve the state from its drought.

Gov. Spencer Cox released a statement calling on Utah citizens to pray for “divine intervention” as an excessive heat warning has been issued for areas of the state this weekend.

“I’ve already asked all Utahns to conserve water by avoiding long showers, fixing leaky faucets, and planting water-wise landscapes,” Cox said. “But I fear those efforts alone won’t be enough to protect us. We need more rain and we need it now.”

Cox, a Republican, has issued two drought-related emergency orders in the last three months. He declared a state of emergency on March 17 due to the ongoing drought and issued another executive order on May 3 requiring water conservation practices at state facilities.

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  • Tom Smith June 6, 2021 at 9:59 am Reply

    People think its either heaven or hell!! Hell is fire and thats where you go for transgressors God does not forgive….but the more I think about it, hell is actually here on this earth, where everything is going to burn.

  • Pablo June 7, 2021 at 9:14 am Reply

    I hope there is a plan B…..

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