Rainy days ahead

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 26, 2002

City to miss the brunt of Isidore’s wrath

By Sajit Abraham / Selma Times – Journal

Aside from a few dark and rainy days, WAKA Television News Meteorologist Chris Bailey predicted that Dallas County should not experience much else from Tropical Storm Isidore.

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On Wednesday, Bailey predicted anywhere from three to five inches of rain throughout the Central Alabama area over the next few days, as the storm continues to progress in a northeasterly direction.

Bailey said that water levels in the Central Alabama area were still 10 to 15 inches below normal levels.

Dallas County Emergency Management Agency Director Brett Howard said that water levels in both the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers were still below normal levels. He predicted little chance of flooding in the Dallas County area.

Howard recommended that one thing residents should do over the next few days is limit travel as much as possible.

Selma Police Officer Doug Stewart offered several tips when driving in heavy rain. They include:

Dallas County Emergency Management Assistant Floyd Harris added that shelters would not be &uot;opened unless it was absolutely necessary.&uot;