by Roma Vivas
ANDREWS - Near 50 mile per hour winds hit Andrews Monday night at about 7 o'clock Monday night. The city got some needed some rain, but they also got some thunderstorms and some isolated storms. According to Chief Jones, his crew had a couple of busy hours, but it all turned out OK.
"We were able to cover the calls and take care of the emergency issues such as the down power lines which create potential injuries to the public," Jones said.
Chief Jones says at least they got some rain out of the wild weather.
"We had been so dry and so many fires that the firemen last night did not mind too much going out, because they were hoping the rain was going to help," Jones added.
Some isolated fires did break out, but the city was able to handle all the emergencies that came with the storm.
"We are a small staff, relatively small in numbers, but we anticipated, last night I had 2/3 of my staff either out in the street or working out in the streets or on call," Jones said.
The storm was over around 10, and it's all about the cleanup and getting back to a normal routine.
"My staff came through OK, a little bit soaked and a little bit wet, but we were all glad to get some rain, so we are up and ready, we just hope to get some more moisture and maybe not as quite bad weather," Jones said.
Chief Jones also says Monday night's storm left some tree branches around the city and some power lines down, but everything should be back to normal before the weekend.