Saturday’s Heavy Rainfall Keeps Police, Fire & Electric Crews Busy

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Benton County has activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and is currently monitoring the storm system.

5News was in Pea Ridge to check on reports of possible power lines down and that’s where electric crews were on scene.

Ozark Electric Cooperative outage map reports nearly two percent of their customers are without power — 1,222 — the areas mainly impacted are in the 72762 and 72744 zip codes (shown in the below images).

72762 zip code area Google Maps

72744 zip code Google Maps

By 12:30 a.m., Sunday (May 28), Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) had 4,519 customers without power and much of it was restored within the hour.

Entergy Electric outage map showed about 20 customers without power.

Chris and Blair Harper sent in a photo that shows a tree down at their home, they live north of Vian Highway 100 and a mile east of Tenkiller State Park.

Photo credit: Chris and Blair Harper.

In Crawford County, off North Highway 59, that comes out of Cedarville and the Natural Dam area, downed power lines were across the road, in addition to about a mile-and-a-half of trees that also fell across the road.  A first responder was on scene and assisted Ethan Cole and his mother Debby Cole who were heading home.  “We were delayed at least 20 minutes,” said Cole.

North Highway 59 near Cedarville. Photo Courtesy Ethan Cole

In Logan County,  pea to nickle size hail fell in addition to wind in excess of 35 mph, according to Michael Stephens.  “We now have nickel size hail at 12:46 a.m.,” said Stephens.

Kim Daily offered this picture and said, “…the storm that eventually made it to western Arkansas.”

Photo Courtesy Kim Daily.


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