Storms bring rain, little damage to Miss-Lou

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 7, 2001

Only minor damage was reported from storms that passed through Concordia Parish Tuesday, said Civil Defense Director Morris White.

Rainfall of one-and-a-half to two inches was reported in locations throughout the parish from the system that is part of the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison.

Except for fallen trees, Natchez-Adams County also received little damage during the storm.

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Natchez Police Chief Willie Huff said a few limbs fell during the storm and a tree fell in the area of Ivy Lane but that was about all the damage the city received.

Adams County Sheriff Tommy Ferrell said the storm knocked down several trees primarily in the eastern section of the county. It also knocked out power to some residents, he said.

Areas that suffered from tree damage included Liberty Road, Kingston, Cranfield at Windy Hill Road, Liberty Road east of Cranfield, South Palestine Road and Ogden Road at Kingston Road.

On Wednesday, the, Ratcliff Road and Farr Road area also received some tree damage and law enforcement officers also worked a vehicle accident on U.S. 61 North.

Rain is expected to continue in the Miss-Lou possibly causing more difficulties for residents and law enforcement.

&uot;As long as the winds blow and the rain keeps coming down, we expect more trees, (and) more slides and more road blockage,&uot; Ferrell said.

Southern Louisiana wasn’t as lucky as the Miss-Lou as more than a day of hard rain from a tropical storm system in the Gulf flooded an Iberville Parish school and high winds damaged a two-school complex in Lafourche Parish.

Downed trees tore lines providing power to thousands of people, including 3,300 in Lafourche Parish, where dozens of blown-out windows let in drenching rains at Raceland Junior High and Raceland Upper Elementary.

Most of the state was under a flood watch Wednesday, with a coastal flood watch near Lake Pontchartrain and along the southeast coast.

The National Weather Service reported rainfall ranging from just under half an inch in Lake Charles to nearly 7.6 inches in the St. Mary Parish city of Patterson over the 24 hours ending at 1 p.m.

Baton Rouge got 4.9 inches, Slidell 5 1/2, New Orleans almost 3.6, Lafayette 3, Alexandria 1 1/4, and Fort Polk less than 1.2.