A violent storm moved through eastern Logan County Friday night causing damage from just east of Subiaco to east of Sand Ridge.
Trees were felled, there was some structural damage, roads were closed or partially blocked for a time and residents were without electricity because poles and lines were blown down. There were no reported injuries, according to Logan County Judge Ray Gack.
“I was at the county fair and started seeing clouds building up in the east,” Gack said. “I left the fair and headed east. It hit around 8 p.m. I started down Sand Ridge and then I started seeing damage.”
Gack said that four roads in the area were blocked by debris — St. Louis Valley Road, Cottontown Road, Ellsworth Road and Old Military Road.
According to the judge and residents of the area, there was some structural damage because of the storm.
“Three houses that I know of were damaged,” Gack said. “There were some chicken houses damaged.”
Gack said he went to his home on St. Louis Valley Road, got his tractor and called out county road crews.
“We also had numerous volunteers from the area and area fire department crews out,” Gack said. “They worked in the rain to clear roads and the road crew worked until 2 a.m.. Saturday. Road crews came back out later Saturday and Arkansas Valley Electric crews were out all weekend. There were lines down everywhere.”
Gack said he thought electricity service had been restored by Sunday.
“We’re going to have crews out again in the area today,” Gack said Monday. “They’re going to help people clean up.”
Gack also expressed his gratitude to volunteers and fire department personnel who helped the area recover.