Sunday Night Rains Welcomed

Sunday night’s showers and thunderstorms swept through the area quickly.

In typical summer fashion, some areas got rain while others did not.

Rain measurements in Greenville ranged from four-tenths of an inch to eight-tenths of an inch. It seemed like more because a heavy rain fell quickly, flooding city streets.

Julia Spies, of Greenville, shared this photo of a tree in her backyard, downed by Sunday's storms.
Julia Spies, of Greenville, shared this photo of a tree in her backyard, downed by Sunday’s storms.

South of Pocahontas, about one-fourth of an inch of rain fell.

Those who received some rain were happy to see it. Stephanie Kraus, Bond and Fayette County Farm Bureau Manager, said the crops are in dire need of moisture.

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Farmers throughout the area continue to hope for rain. Kraus said corn is growing and most of the beans are in the ground with the exception of some acres of double crops.