City sees foot of rain

Published 12:53 pm Wednesday, April 4, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
Water was finally in plentiful supply over the past weekend and into Monday for residents in the Brewton area.
Other areas around Brewton might not have seen quite as much rain, but they did have enough rain to cause a problem here and there.
Howard said the amount of rain that fell in such a short amount of time was bound to cause some problems.
As a result of some heavy rains and ground saturations over the weekend, the Alabama Forestry Services has rescinded an earlier burn ban for several counties across the state.
Since those counties involved in the ban received significant rainfall recently, the ban was lifted for Bibb, Cullman, Morgan, Pickens, Autauga, Chilton, Conecuh, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Monroe, Perry, Sumter, Wilcox, Elmore, Montgomery, Lowndes, Butler, Crenshaw, Macon, Bullock, Russell, Covington, Choctaw, Washington, Mobile, Clarke, Baldwin, Escambia, Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Winston, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Walker, and Shelby Counties.
Agriculture reports were released on Monday with overall precipitation averages shown below average for the year so far.
A report shows the amount of rainfall recorded through April 1 is at nearly 13 and a half inches. The amount reported still shows a shortfall of more than five inches for the year.
The rainfall for today may give some relief from the deluge felt this past weekend.
The rain chance for today is 40 percent with a 20 percent chance of rain this evening.

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