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6:54 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Storms Leave Some Damage in Oklahoma, Arkansas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Severe thunderstorms brought much-needed rainfall but unwelcome wind damage in parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Winds gusting over 70 mph blew through parts of southern Oklahoma and winds of at least 60 mph were reported in western Arkansas Thursday. Authorities say there were no immediate reports of injuries, but some homes and trees were damaged.

In Bryan County, wind gusts of 61 mph and 72 mph were reported near Durant, where some homes were damaged by trees. In McCurtain County, a tree fell onto a house near Hochatown and roof damage was reported in Haskell and Okmulgee counties.

In Arkansas, a tree was blown onto a house in Paragould and an unoccupied house was damaged near Center Ridge. Tree and power line damage also was reported in Craighead County.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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