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Gov. Cox Asks Utahns To Pray For Rain Amid Extreme Drought

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox posted a videoto his Twitter Thursday, inviting all Utahns — regardless of religious affiliation — to join in a collective prayer for rain as the state’s extreme drought persists.Cox said the few spring rains Utah’s experienced this year have not been enough to fill the state’s reservoirs or offset the low levels of moisture in the soil. Cox said, if the extremely dry conditions continue, so does the potential for deadly fires. In addition, the lack of water threatens “our crops, our livestock and wildlife, our food supply chains and, really, our way of life.”


Cox says he fears his previous executive orders won't be enough to save Utah from worsening drought conditions. He said the state needs some “divine intervention” so that “we may be able to escape the deadliest aspects of the continuing drought.” Cox asked Utahns of all faiths to begin praying this weekend, June 4 through June 6.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!