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Area residents try to keep dry during Fourth of July plans
Rain helps keeps Lake Lanier empty
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Boaters take shelter under the bridge on Ga. 284 on Thursday afternoon at Clarks Bridge Park. Rain altered many plans on this Fourth of July, including most area fireworks. - photo by NAT GURLEY
There were flashes of light and loud booms on the Fourth of July. Unfortunately they weren’t the controlled, colorful kind. As anticipated by the National Weather Service, thunder and lightning struck in the afternoon on the holiday, with a steady stream of heavy rain or drizzle coming down most of the day.