Slight risk today for severe thunderstorm to develop where primary threats are hail up to golf ball size and winds up to 70mph. Time frame for these storms to possible pop up look to be around 4-5pm and will continue through the night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma House panel is set to consider a proposal that would create a statewide emergency drought relief fund.
The House Appropriations and Budget Committee is scheduled Wednesday to look at a bill from Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Dale Dewitt that would put the fund on the books.
The bill calls for at least $10 million to be available for relevant state agencies at the discretion of the governor in the event of a drought disaster.
The proposal follows the worst drought in decades and several declarations of drought disasters across the Midwest. Exceptional drought persists in the nation's midsection, and climatologists say it could continue at least through the spring.
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