Georgia gets rain, but not enough to ease historic drought

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

An inch of rain in parts of drought-stricken Georgia was likely a welcome sight, but it did little to ease a historic and critical drought.

Forecasters say the ground is so dry that the storm that crashed through the Southeast yesterday probably didn't raise lake levels at all.

The storm packed lashing rain and powerful wind gusts and injured at least nine people in Tennessee. Some schools are closed today.

More than a quarter of the Southeast is covered by an "exceptional" drought, which is the worst category possible on the National Weather Service scale.

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