Storm damage reported in five county towns
With wind gust topping out at 70 mph, strong storms left damage in their wake Wednesday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m. severe storms plowed their way southwest across the county. High winds, small-sized hail, lightning and rain swept the area fast and hard. Damages were reported in Heavener, Spiro, Shady Point, Pocola and Poteau. Power lines and trees were reported down in all five towns.