US states cope with major drought

Large swaths of US South and Midwest brace for extremely dry conditions that are set to worsen.

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Parts of the southern United States are bracing for a heat wave in the next few days which is expected to make drought conditions even worse. 

Hundreds of towns and cities across the country have seen record high temperatures in July and more areas are suffering drought conditions than at any time in the last decade.

As climatologists say the conditions will only get worse, Oklahoma braces for a long, hot summer. 

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler has been visiting the town of Ringling, where he met one cattle rancher battling with the effects of the heat.

Source: Al Jazeera