Lee only brought rain to county

Published 11:13 am Wednesday, September 7, 2011

While some areas of the state receiving flooding rains from Tropical Storm Lee, Crenshaw County missed most of the storm.

Crenshaw County EMA director Jessica Tomlin Seabrook said the biggest impact on Crenshaw County was from rain.

“We got 3.7 inches at the EMA office, but I’ve gotten reports from people in other parts of the county that say they got anywhere from four to six inches,” she said.

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Seabrook also said that she had also heard reports of a few trees down, but no major damage.

One concern with Lee was the threat of short-lived, isolated tornados, and much of Alabama spent time under a tornado watch over the weekend.

However, there were no tornado warnings issued for Crenshaw County.

“There were warnings in several counties around us, but we managed to dodge that bullet,” she said.

Another problem throughout the state has been power outages, and some residents of the Birmingham area were still without power on Wednesday.

The Associated Press reports that some areas of Alabama received more than eight inches of rain from Lee.