Storm damage

A storm in the early hours of Sunday morning carried intermittent rain and high winds that caused several trees to topple in some areas of Ozark County. At least two hay barns were destroyed, including this one owned by Bill and Lana Cockrum off County Road 107 north of Gainesville. Another barn was blown down more than 20 miles away, off AR Highway near Bakersfield. Donna Evans said she and her husband Delbert heard the wind blowing hard but were surprised to learn, from Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department chief Greg Watts, that the structure had collapsed. Watts had responded to a report that debris from the barn had landed in the roadway. While this week’s sheriff’s report has several reports of trees that had fallen across roads in the county, no injuries have been linked to the storm.    

Ozark County Times

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