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Hooray For Rain in East Texas

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(Tyler, Tx) Much needed rain moved through parts of east Texas today bringing some heavy downpours with it.  Folks enjoyed every second of it.  East Texas isn't out of the woods just yet when it comes to our extremely dry conditions.

"Oh my flowers are drinking up the water. So its the greatest thing I can think of", says Lurree Hill.   From thirsty flowers to burnt grass in your yard, the much needed rain was a sight for sore eyes today making everyone almost giddy with excitement.

"We woke up today and we wanted to go rent movies because its a rainy day," says Alexandria Lucks.

"I am so excited its raining and I just want to thank the good heavenly father. We have been praying for rain for months," says LaVerne Gollob.   In fact, east Texas churches have been praying for the area to see rain for a while, including Father Charles Erlandson.  "Well I'm glad people feel that way cause it is God who brings the rain we've all been praying for it a lot."

The rain was answered prayers for many.  "This has helped the farmers the ranchers the nursery growers the home builders, everybody. So I'm just so thankful to the Lord we have this rain," says LaVerne.

While the rain is a good thing, the Smith county fire Marshal says we still need to be cautious, "we're starting too get a little green up on the ground vegetation but again we're still under a burn ban. It is still illegal to do any outdoor burning," says Jim Seaton.

Although east Texas is still in a drought, today was at least a step-or drop-in the right direction.

The Smith county fire Marshal tells us just today his office has written four citations to folks ignoring that burn ban.

Again, a reminder, all burn bans in east Texas are still in place.

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