More rain seen in area through Tuesday|[08/25/2008]

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 25, 2008

The drippy remains of Hurricane Fay are expected to keep skies cloudy and grounds soggy in Vicksburg through Tuesday.

Today, about 30 local Entergy customers were waiting for power to be restored, and trees felled during the height of the storm on Sunday were being cleaned up.

Fay, which became a hurricane early last week, zigzagged across Florida and slammed much of the Southeast killing 15 people along the way, was downgraded to a tropical depression late Saturday night. This morning, it was continuing to dump on much of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

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Entergy Mississippi spokesman Don Arnold said about 300 Entergy Mississippi customers in Warren County lost power at the height of the storm’s path through the state Sunday afternoon.

Lines were pulled down as trees fell on Hankinson Road in south Warren County and on MacArthur Place and Mission 66, closing that intersection to traffic and cutting power to about 90 people, Arnold said. About 30 customers remained without power this morning, he said.

Ten trees were reported down outside Vicksburg’s city limits and two inside the city, E-911 Dispatch Center director Michael Gaul said.

Rain totals varied countywide. The National Weather Service gauge at Vicksburg Water Treatment Plant at the Port of Vicksburg reported 1.75 inch.

Gauges in various locations in the area reported heavier totals, up to 2.7 inches. NWS reported 1.94 inch of rain Sunday in Jackson.

Local rain chances are forecast to decrease by Wednesday, with sunny skies and a high temperature of 93 on Thursday.

Fay’s center is expected to drift toward northern Alabama by Tuesday.

During the height of Fay’s travels across Florida and Georgia, rainfall totals over five days from some counties reached 30 inches.

In addition to the 15 deaths in the United States, Fay was blamed for 23 in Haiti and the Dominican Republic from flooding.