Weather front brings lots of rain, minimal damage

Published 11:00 pm Monday, February 11, 2013

Troy University students rushed in the rain to afternoon classes on Monday.

Written by Gabrielle Pack, intern with The Messenger

Monday brought heavy rains and quick steps to Troy.

Jeanna Barnes, Pike County EMA director, said the storms that came through Pike County on Sunday and Monday brought minimal damage.

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“A few trees and power lines are down and there have been some street closures due to flooding,” Barnes said. The same storms caused flooding throughout central and lower Alabama and brought tornadoes to south central Mississippi on Sunday.

Barnes said residents should prepare for continued rain, though. Today’s forecast calls for thunderstorms and Wednesday’s forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain.

On Troy University’s campus, students were going to classes with a sense of urgency as the weather brought severe thunderstorms and flooded sidewalks.

on Monday.

There were a few students who were prepared for the severe weather and others who were just ready to call it a day.

Tiffany Moore, a graduate student from Columbus, Ga., said she wasn’t prepared for the rain. “I only had one class today and I am more than ready to crawl into my bed,” she said.