Alabama drought

Volunteer Fire Departments Feeling the Heat During Drought

Fire departments were busy this weekend battling grass fires in Montgomery County and surrounding areas. We spoke with a volunteer fire department about the strain the drought is putting on its volunteers. Jimmy Ellis is the Chief of the Shorter Volunteer Fire Department: “It has put a strain on our resources. As you know, volunteers are getting to be a…

Pike County Farmers Prepare for Harvest Season

Drought conditions continue to affect parts of the state -especially in Pike County, where farmers are getting ready to pick their crops. “You have your scattered rain and this is just one of the places that ain’t just got enough rain. It’s the later cotton and peanuts that need a little bit more rain to finish them up,” Pike County…

Pike County Farmers Praying For Rain

It’s been a tough year for many Alabama farmers as dry weather conditions continue. Some Pike County farmers say their crops are improving thanks to some recent rain. James Bunce is a cotton and peanut farmer out of Brundidge. “In some areas, they’re real good where we’ve had the rain,” Bunce says. He says his cotton fields are getting the water…