While the tennis in New York gets called off because of rain and other parts of the world are dealing with stormy weather, the state of Texas is experiencing record temperatures, extreme drought and dangerous wildfires.

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The Texas Wildfires

Flames and smoke rise from above the trees as a wildfire burns near Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas September 1, 2011. Wildfires raged through Texas and Oklahoma threatening homes, buildings and charring thousands of acres of parched, dry land. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Flames engulf a road near Bastrop State Park as a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Allen Hoffman runs towards the home of Patrick McAlister as smoke engulfs the house while a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Flames engulf a road near Bastrop State Park as a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Allen Hoffman covers his face from the rising smoke as he watches the fire advance towards the home of Patrick McAlister as a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Clarence Hoffman (L) and his son, Allen Hoffman, battle ground flames as they try to prevent the fire from advancing to the home of Patrick McAlister as a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A fallen tree burns near a fence line on the side of the road as a wildfire advances near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Patrick McAlister drags a water hose towards his home in an attempt to prevent flames from reaching his home as a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Flames roar near Bastrop State Park as a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A log burns after a fire swept through Bastrop State Park as wildfires burn out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A cloud of smoke rises from a wildfire as it burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A fallen tree burns after a fire swept through Bastrop State Park as wildfires burn out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre (5700-hectare) wildfire rages out of control, causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

The smouldering remains of a house is seen near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. Sixty separate wildfires, whipped by strong winds, were burning across Texas on Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least two people, officials said. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A helicopter drops water on a wildfire near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. Sixty separate wildfires, whipped by strong winds, were burning across Texas on Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least two people, officials said. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

The sun sets as smoke rises on the horizon from a wildfire near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. Sixty separate wildfires, whipped by strong winds, were burning across Texas on Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least two people, officials said. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Selina Seehasen inspects a burnt vehicle as a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. Sixty separate wildfires, whipped by strong winds, were burning across Texas on Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least two people, officials said. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A helicopter flies over a wildfire near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. Sixty separate wildfires, whipped by strong winds, were burning across Texas on Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least two people, officials said. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A religious figurine is illuminated by wildfires burning out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 5, 2011. Sixty separate wildfires, whipped by strong winds, were burning across Texas on Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least two people, officials said. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A U.S. forestry worker conducts a controlled burn to seal off a wildfire's path as it approaches a house near Bastrop, Texas September 6, 2011. Wildfires sweeping across Texas have destroyed more than 1,000 homes, Governor Rick Perry said on Tuesday. More than 3.6 million acres (1.5 million hectares) in Texas have been scorched by wildfires since November, fed by a continuing drought that has caused more than $5 billion in damage to the state's agricultural industry and shows no sign of easing any time soon. Authorities said two people were killed on Sunday. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A U.S. forestry worker watches a controlled burn created to seal off a wildfire's path as it approaches a house near Bastrop, Texas September 6, 2011. Wildfires sweeping across Texas have destroyed more than 1,000 homes, Governor Rick Perry said on Tuesday. More than 3.6 million acres (1.5 million hectares) in Texas have been scorched by wildfires since November, fed by a continuing drought that has caused more than $5 billion in damage to the state's agricultural industry and shows no sign of easing any time soon. Authorities said two people were killed on Sunday. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Eric Kemper takes a moment to gather his composure as he sorts through the debris that remain of his home after it was destroyed as wildfires burn out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 6, 2011. An estimated 1,000 homes are being threatened in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, as a 14,000-acre wildfire rages out of control and causing evacuations. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Melted aluminium that leaked from inside a burnt shed can be seen as a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 6, 2011. Wildfires sweeping across drought-stricken Texas have destroyed more than 1,000 homes and forced thousands of evacuations in the past several days, officials said.
The worst of the fires, the Bastrop County Complex fire located about 30 miles/48 km southeast of Austin in the central part of the state, has destroyed up to 600 homes, the most of any single fire in Texas history. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A gas leak continues to burn after a home was destroyed as a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop, Texas September 6, 2011. Wildfires sweeping across drought-stricken Texas have destroyed more than 1,000 homes and forced thousands of evacuations in the past several days, officials said. The worst of the fires, the Bastrop County Complex fire located about 30 miles/48 km southeast of Austin in the central part of the state, has destroyed up to 600 homes, the most of any single fire in Texas history. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A lawn mower and swimming pool are seen among the remains after wildfires swept through an area near Bastrop, Texas September 6, 2011. Wildfires sweeping across drought-stricken Texas have destroyed more than 1,000 homes and forced thousands of evacuations in the past several days, officials said. The worst of the fires, the Bastrop County Complex fire located about 30 miles/48 km southeast of Austin in the central part of the state, has destroyed up to 600 homes, the most of any single fire in Texas history. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

A flattened slab is what remains of a house that burnt after wildfires swept through an area near Bastrop, Texas September 6, 2011. Wildfires sweeping across drought-stricken Texas have destroyed more than 1,000 homes and forced thousands of evacuations in the past several days, officials said. The worst of the fires, the Bastrop County Complex fire located about 30 miles/48 km southeast of Austin in the central part of the state, has destroyed up to 600 homes, the most of any single fire in Texas history. REUTERS/Mike Stone

The Texas Wildfires

Cub Scout Pack 301 mom Addie Thayer (L) helps volunteer Tim Bargsley unload donations that the pack collected for wildfire victims in the Spicewood community at Bee Creek United Methodist church in Spicewood, Texas, September 7, 2011. The 34,000-acre (14,000-hectare) Bastrop County Complex fire, which has forced the evacuation of about 5,000 people in the rural community, was about 30 percent contained and that number was expected to grow throughout the afternoon, said Mike Fisher, the county's emergency management coordinator. REUTERS/Brandon Wade

The Texas Wildfires

A Paleface Ranch resident returns to the community after wildfires scorched most of the land and burned dozens of homes in Spicewood, Texas, September 7, 2011. The 34,000-acre (14,000-hectare) Bastrop County Complex fire, which has forced the evacuation of about 5,000 people in the rural community, was about 30 percent contained and that number was expected to grow throughout the afternoon, said Mike Fisher, the county's emergency management coordinator. REUTERS/Brandon Wade

The Texas Wildfires

The remains of a house in the Paleface Pedernales community that was burnt to the ground by a wildfire is seen in Spicewood, Texas September 7, 2011. Firefighters gained ground on Wednesday for the first time against a deadly wildfire raging near Austin that has destroyed more homes than any other blaze in Texas history, officials said. REUTERS/Brandon Wade

Sep 08, 2011