Parts of south Sebastian County endured damage as the result of severe weather that took place on Sunday night.
Jeff Turner, assistant Sebastian County administrator for public safety, said the county was hit by the storm, which also included rain, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The worst impact was in Huntington, which suffered damage to its waste water treatment plant, where a building was destroyed.
"And then the other damage that we saw was anywhere from trees down to some shingles off roofs, some car ports overturned, chicken houses damaged, those sorts of things," Turner said.
Turner said the damage took place in the general vicinity of Huntington and out into the county to the east, including Dayton. Power outages were also experienced in Huntington and Mansfield.
"There were a pretty significant number of houses without power for a while, and one of the transformer stations that affects that area is right there near the water treatment plant in Huntington, so I'm thinking that may have had an effect there," Turner said.
Huntington Mayor Gary Lawrence said the Huntington waste water treatment plant sustained damage to an entrance gate and office roof. A waste storage shed was also demolished.
"We were without power last night for probably three or four hours, but they did get the power back on and our plant's up and running," Lawrence said. "We have no issues there."
Lawrence said the power was restored at some point around 9:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Mansfield Mayor Larry Austin estimated 1,500 people in Mansfield and the surrounding areas were without power for nearly three hours Sunday night.
A preliminary local storm report issued by the National Weather Service in Tulsa at 2:53 p.m. Monday states survey teams have confirmed a low end EF1 tornado took place in Sebastian County on Sunday night.