Friday night saw storms stretching all across the midwest, affecting states Kansas and Arkansas. High winds blew through Montgomery County Friday night as a storm began in the late evening and carried until the early morning. Beginning around 10 p.m., rain, wind and hail swept through the area, creating a torrential downpour and causing damage to structures and property outside of town. Tornado like winds were reported south of Independence, with citizens concerned of the weather turning deadly. Reports from Westar Energy of power outages carried throughout Tyro and Dearing, parts of Independence, Liberty and Caney. 

The storm lasted until around 3 a.m. Saturday morning. 

No significant damage was reported in downtown Independence after the storm. Tree limbs, debris and leaves coated some city streets the morning after. Westar Energy crews were en route Saturday morning to restore power to areas that had been affected.

While there was some minor damage done in the county, meteorologists confirmed three tornadoes were produced by storms Friday night, a little farther southeast near Van Buren, Ark. Luckily, no injuries or fatalities were reported as result of the tornadoes, according to Fox News.