High winds leave damage across Buffalo Island

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Strong winds on Wednesday evening took the roof off Robertson Brothers Furniture warehouses in Leachville.

Robertson Furniture Store, a longtime Leachville business, received damage to the building on the east side of main street and the building behind it on Wednesday night. The strong winds took the roof off both buildings. The buildings totaled approximately 16,000 square feet. When the new building/showroom was built at the present location, the two buildings were used for warehouses. The rain following the wind created more damage to the contents.

Many residents in Leachville were out of power due to lines being down due to the storm.

Several trees were down and one home did suffer damage from a fallen tree.

Leachville City Hall was among the buildings suffering minor damage due to the strong winds.

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