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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014
Storm takes down over 200 trees near McDowell The severe weather storm that caused a tornado that touched down in northern Purdy on Saturday also left a destructive path from East Purdy to McDowell. The storm uprooted between 200 and 300 trees on Norman and Beverly Ozbun's land, which is located just west of McDowell. On Tuesday, the Ozbuns were attempting to repair their home, which a tree fell on Saturday night. In addition to the damage caused to the trees on their property, the Ozbuns lost a metal barn that is located only a couple of yards from their home. The couple's son, Brad, who lives less than a mile west of his parents, also lost a metal barn during the severe weather that occurred on May 10. Democrat Photo