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Georgia officials pray for rain

Some parts of the south are in a worse drought than we are. It's so bad in Georgia officials are praying for rain. After 16 months of little or no rainfall Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking for divine intervention. Not all Georgians are in agreement with the governor. They claim the public prayers are a violation of the separation of church and state. Perdue is not the first southern governor to look to the heavens for help. In July Alabama's Gov. Bob Riley asked residents to pray for rain for an entire week. It didn't rain. Public pleas for relief are nothing new to history. For centuries tribesman of Africa and Native Americans prayed for rain. Over the past 16 months portions of Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia have watched crops wither, rivers become streams and reservoirs reduced to record low levels. The city of Atlanta claims its water supply may be measured in months. States are now asking the federal government for help moderating the flow of low rivers and rapidly depleting reservoirs. And while portions of the southeast were soaked Tuesday, Atlanta and the other drought stricken areas wait.

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