Thursday, July 10


Severe weather skirts
Logan County again    
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[JULY 10, 2003]  Logan County was mostly spared again on Wednesday as severe weather threatened the area the second evening in a row. In a spring and now summer marked with stormy weather, Logan County is seeing less damage with the later storms.

ESDA employees and volunteers were in the offices monitoring the weather and operating radios from 7 p.m. until midnight last night. The storms just bypassed all around us again, assistant ESDA director Terry Storer said.

Storer said Lincoln was hit hard with localized flash flooding during the late evening rains. Roads affected were Woodlawn, the Keokuk Street curve by CILCO, Oglesby Street by Brainard's Branch, North Kickapoo, the Lincoln Parkway (old Route 66) underpass by Burwell's and Fifth Street by CEFCU.

No major damages were reported and roads are all open at this time.

A number of fire and burglar alarms were set off last evening by saturated lines and power surges. Sunny Acres and Epperson's Addition, located north of Interstate 55, had a two-hour power outage triggered by a lightning strike.


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Recent rainfalls reported by Ed Holicky from the National Weather Service Station at Lincoln:

The weather station had 1.29 inches Tuesday evening and 4.76 inches Wednesday evening for a total 6.05 inches in 24 hours.

Lincoln Rural Fire Department had 5.1 inches Tuesday evening and 2.5 inches Wednesday evening for a total 7.6 inches in 24 hours.

Mount Pulaski had 1.28 inches Tuesday evening and 3.18 inches Wednesday evening for a total 4.46 inches in 24 hours.

[Jan Youngquist]    

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