He has encouraged people to pray for the following week, in attempt to bring rainfall. "Throughout our history, Alabamians have turned in prayer to God to humbly ask for his blessings and to hold us steady during times of difficulty. This drought is without question a time of great difficulty."
The solution is likely to work, or at least appear to, as weather forecasters have said that rain is likely at the weekend anyway. Roger McNeil, of the National Weather Service in Birmingham, said scattered showers are probable on Saturday and Sunday, but that it wouldn't be heavy enough to irrigate the land.
It can't hurt, so it's logically a good move. However, it is a little politically incorrect to focus on only one belief system, so I suggest that the Governor also encourage people to perform rain dances. ::AL