Summer storm causes damage in Poteau


POTEAU – A strong storm knocked out electricity and caused damage at Poteau Thursday afternoon.

Part of the town still had not gotten electricity restored Thursday evening. The storm consisted of heavy rains in places and high winds that knocked over trees and power lines, caused the scoreboard at Costner Stadium to be knocked over and damaged the fence at the high school baseball stadium at Town Creek Park.

The main emphasis of the storm seemed to be in Poteau and north as Heavener only received a slight rain.

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Craig Hall
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