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Monday, November 22, 2021
New Southern Plains Perspective Blog Post Explores Oklahoma's Wildfire Season
In this blog post Clay Pope talks about future yield change data from ProPublica. Spoiler alert: It does not look good for the Southern Plains. See this blog on the Southern Plains Perspective website by clicking or tapping here.

“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin

You guessed it - I’m using this blog to start harping again about getting ready for extreme weather events. This time I’m wanting to know if you’re ready for wildfire season.

Fires can happen almost any time on the southern plains. Dry conditions and high winds always help spur the risk of out-of-control blazes but from November to March when plants are largely dormant, we face especially high wildfire danger.

Have you checked the calendar lately?

Just like it’s never a good plan to try and build a boat during a flood, its not a good strategy to wait until you see smoke on the horizon to prepare for wildfire. With that in mind, I wanted to pass on some suggestions from our partners at Oklahoma State University about how we can better prepare our homes, ranches and farmsteads for the dangers posed by wildfire.

Let’s try and stay ahead of the curve when it comes to wildfire preparedness. Tis the season after all.

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