POSTED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 12:44pm
Longview, TX — A slow, steady rain that brought nearly four inches of precipitation to the Longview area this weekend drew attention to a danger left over from two years of drought.
Rainfall resulting from a low pressure system moved into the area Saturday morning and stayed all weekend. By Sunday afternoon, Longview had received 3 inches of rainfall — enough to saturate brittle trees and limbs.
While the soaking raised rainfall amounts to near normal levels, the added moisture caused several trees to snap and crash to the ground — on powerlines, in the street or both.
“We are concerned with the combination of rain soaking into dried-out wood, wood dry from the drought,” Longview Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary, said.
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