A storm with strong wind came through Oklahoma and Arkansas on Sunday morning and left many local residents without power.
Jeff Turner, assistant Sebastian County administrator for public safety, said Sunday afternoon the storm with mostly high winds come through at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, resulting in some downed limbs and power lines, as well as some periodic power outages.
"I don't think we've had any fires reported or anything like that from the lightning or anything," Turner said.
When asked how strong the winds were during the storm, Turner said they got up into the range of 40-50 mph. The worst part of the storm was over at around 6 a.m., although thunder and lightning continued until about 8 to 8:30 a.m.
In terms of how much rain fell during the storm, Turner said he measured just under 2 inches. There were no injuries or deaths as a result of the storm.
OG&E reported on the System Watch on its website that 13,124 total customers in Arkansas and Oklahoma were affected by outages at 9:40 a.m. Sunday. In Arkansas, this number included 1,058 customers in Mountainburg, 1,000 customers in Fort Smith, 599 in Alma and 177 in Van Buren.
At 5:20 p.m. however, the total number of customers affected by outages was significantly lower at 2,791. This included 234 customers in Fort Smith, 176 in Alma, 83 in Lavaca and 56 in Van Buren.