Heavy winds strike county

Thursday, December 6, 2018

A severe thunderstorm hit Carroll County on the night of Friday, Nov. 30, resulting in fallen trees and damage from high winds.

Carroll County Judge Sam Barr said there was no major damage to county property. He said an awning in front of the courthouse was torn down by the wind, and there was some damage at the Carroll County Airport.

Mostly, he said, the county has been dealing with downed trees.

“We worked all day Saturday to get the roads cleaned,” Barr said.

He said he did not have an estimate on when the county would be finished cleaning up the debris.

“We’ll get it done as soon as we can,” Barr said.

Mayor Butch Berry said Eureka Springs saw some storm manage but luckily got by mostly unscathed.

“We had some damage out at Lake Leatherwood,” he said. “The boat dock roof got damaged. It was lifted up and dropped down, and it’s pretty much torn out. Other than that, we were pretty lucky.”

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