Utah Gov. Cox calls residents to pray for rain during drought

Gov. Spencer Cox asked Utah residents to pray for “divine intervention” following excessive heat warning.

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s governor asked residents Thursday to pray for rain this weekend to relieve the state from drought.
Gov. Spencer Cox released a statement calling on Utah residents to pray for “divine intervention” as an excessive heat warning has been issued for areas around the state this weekend.
“I’ve already asked all Utahns to conserve water by avoiding long showers, fixing leaky faucets, and planting water-wise landscapes,” Cox said. “But I fear those efforts alone won’t be enough to protect us. We need more rain and we need it now.”
Cox, a Republican, has issued two drought-related emergency orders in the last three months. He declared a state of emergency March 17 due to the ongoing drought and issued another executive order May 3 requiring water conservation practices at state facilities.

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