Region 8 Residents Recovering From Severe Storms

Image of 'rotating supercell' at Pocahontas, looking North on US 67. (Courtesy of Nicholas Wellborn, Pocahontas)
Image of 'rotating supercell' at Pocahontas, looking North on US 67. (Courtesy of Nicholas Wellborn, Pocahontas)

October 19, 2004--Posted at 6:00 p.m. CDT

POCAHONTAS--The sound of chainsaws echoed as residents in Pocahontas begin to put back together parts of a town battered by severe weather.

Hamlin street was hit especially hard.

An oak tree in Leoma Robinson's yard was overpowered by strong winds.

Witnessing the storms fury, Robinson said, was terrifying.

"I said honey we need to pray. We started to the basement, and things were flying around into the yard. About the time we started down to the basement, I heard a pretty loud pop. About that time, the electricity went out, and I looked out, and the tree had fell,"said Robinson.

Glendola Shults lives across the street, and says it was a stormy night she won't forget...........

"Oh it just came a huge puff of wind, and it ended just as fast as it started.....but oh my,"said Shults.

Shults says damage to her home was minimal.....

"Just a mess, a big mess,"said Shults.