Here in Texas, we haven't gotten much rain in the last 6 or 7 months. People around here get excited when just a sprinkle comes down. I read in the paper the other day that we may have to go into phase 2 of the water conservation plan which would allow us to only water our yards on certain days and between certain times. Makes sense...I appreciate that there are people out there who calculate this stuff and let us know when it is time to take some serious measures.
In the paper this morning, I read about a drought in Somalia where people were evacuating to other areas because the lack of water was so bad. The article told about one mom who made the decision to leave her young son behind to die - she tried to get help from other travelers passing by, but nobody was willing. Can you imagine? Having to choose between waiting there with your son and most likely your whole family perishes or leaving him behind? Talk about heart breaking.
I guess it gives a whole new meaning to the word drought and what we are experiencing here in Texas.