Storm brings area some rainfall relief
Area residents got some relief from the drought Tuesday evening when heavy rains swept through the area.
The rains were accompanied by high winds which hit the area around 9 p.m. Tuesday.
DeSoto City Administrator Gerald Cooper welcomed the rain and said he knew of no major wind damage.
"It makes us happy because it means people won't be watering their lawns," Cooper said.
Even with the rain, the city's volunteer water rationing is still in effect. The city has asked residents to limit water intensive tasks such as watering their lawns and filling swimming pools to every other day. People with odd-numbered addresses are being asked do those things on odd-numbered days while people with even-numbered houses should do them on even-numbered days.
"That program will be in effect all summer long," Cooper said.
Frequent rains could keep the program from becoming mandatory.
A Johnson County Sheriff's Department spokesman said no storm damage was reported in the county.