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|Rainfall from Lee varies parishwide|
Rainfall amounts varied in Concordia Parish -- from two inches to 10.5 -- as Tropical Storm Lee crawled through the region over the weekend.
Parish officials reported a few downed trees but no major damage from rain or wind.
The Corps of Engineers recorded 10.5 inches over the weekend at the Jonesville Locks & Dam. About 2.45 inches were recorded on Saturday and 7.9 inches Sunday.
"I'm hearing from two to five inches for most folks," according to County Agent Nan Huff. "Most of our cotton had been defoliated prior to the storm so the cotton suffered from both the wind and rain. We just won't know the degree of damage until the sun dries the fields."
Huff said the rains delayed the harvest of soybeans, which is about 50 percent complete. She said the rice harvest is also underway with yields prior to the rains averaging 160 to 200 bushels per acre.
Police Jury Road Supervisor Jackie Pugh said crews experienced few problems over the weekend.
"There were a few trees down, most in the Monterey area," he said.
Ferriday Mayor Glen McGlothin said there was little damage in Ferriday. He said the rainfall actually improved operations at the town's water plant.
Mayor Hyram Copeland said Vidalia received more than five inches of rain.
"We had a few limbs down, but only minor things like that," he said. "We did some work prior to the storm to make sure our drainage system was in the best position it could be."
After touring the town Monday morning, he said, "Considering the amount of rainfall, I think the Good Lord was looking out for us. The rain was spread out a bit and we were able to handle everything fine."
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