Weather-Battered County Declared A Disaster Area 9 Times In Six Years

BINGER, Okla. (January 28, 2013)--In the gently rolling hills of Oklahoma ranch country is a county that has been hammered by more than its share of destructive weather including tornadoes, ice storms and floods for half of the last decade.

Caddo County has been declared a federal disaster area nine times since 2007, making it one of the nation's most ill fated locations, but even here, farmers and ranchers say, no one has endured anything as crippling as the ongoing drought.

Oklahomans know better than most Americans about the perils of bad weather.

Their state practically blew away during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and they live in the heart of tornado alley, the wide corridor in the central United States where twisters are common.

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