Inclement weather

Staff photo by Albert Villegas

A lamp post globe ended up on East Milam Street in downtown Wharton after high winds and rain came through the city Saturday, Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Inclement weather that moved through to eastern portions of Wharton County on Saturday, Sept. 5 was not enough to lift the burn ban, according to the Wharton County Office of Emergency Management.

Andy Kirkland, who is the OEM coordinator, reported on Monday, Sept. 7 that the burn ban remains in effect.

He said the Keetch-Byram Drought Index value for WC was 532. It ranged from 354 (wettest) to 666 (dryest).

According to the Lower Colorado River Authority Hydromet, it rained more than 2 inches in Wharton on Saturday. The storm was associated with high winds, which toppled a lamp post globe that was blown from its base on the grounds of the Wharton County Courthouse. A mural on Fulton Street in downtown Wharton was also damaged. 

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