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Rain continues for 14th day

By Staff
NAVAL WEATHER FORECASTER Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Chad Echols reviews weather conditions Thursday at the "Wall of Thunder" in the Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Detachment Center at Naval Air Station Meridian. Echols' forecast for the weekend is scattered rain and thunderstorms in the afternoons through July 4. Photo by Kyle Carter/The Meridian Star
By Erin Hilsabeck / staff writer
July 2, 2004
Communities across Lauderdale County have been pelted with nearly 11 inches of rain since June 1 and forecasts don't show signs of the precipitation letting up anytime soon.
After causing cancellations during last week's State Games of Mississippi, rain continues to put a damper on many people's daily routines.
City workers who would normally be filling potholes or repairing pipework have been given other duties for the next few days.
Naval Air Station Meridian has recorded 6 inches of rain in the last week, but most training schedules are continuing as usual, said Cmdr. Bradley Burgess, chief staff officer of Training Air Wing 1.
Rain-drenched roads also tend to cause an increase in traffic accidents, said Sgt. Ronnie Carter of the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Carter said no major injuries on the highway have been directly related to the weather.
So far, he said, no highways have been closed because of standing water or accidents.
Law enforcement officials offered this advice to people who will be on the road during the busy July 4 weekend.

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