Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said there were many downed trees in the county and some damage, but he did not know of any injuries due to the storm.
"All of our crews were out Sunday. County Clerk Gary Hensley helped us by coming to the courthouse and answering the phones, kind of directing traffic. As of this morning (Sept. 15) I think all of our roads are passable. We will now have to start picking and sawing up the limbs and trees that were downed by the storm," Warren said.
He said the storm was widely scattered and caused over 7,400 cooperative members, many in rural Oregon County to lose power. "As of 6:30 a.m., Sept. 15, the cooperative had 3,789 members without power.
Myles Smith with Howell-Oregon said Monday morning he could not put an exact number on how many outages there were in Oregon County. He said cooperatives in the state that were not affected by the storm will be helping with the restoration process.
Thomason said on Sunday the telephones at the cooperative were staffed, but because of the large number of outages it was impossible to answer every call. He said most cooperative members are served by automated meters and Howell-Oregon Electric knew if a home was without power.
Thomason said Howell-Oregon would like to thank their cooperative members for their patience during this time and to remember to stay away from downed power lines at all times.
City of Thayer Electrical Supervisor Jake Hatfield said he worked from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and electricity was out in portions of the city several hours during the day due to limbs and trees falling on power lines.
Mayor Jean Pace reported strong winds moved through her city early Sunday morning. "We mostly had a lot of limbs blown from trees. There were few reports of power outages in Mammoth Spring and I don't know of anyone being injured," she said.