A dent in the drought came at a price for several as storms brought damage and resulting power outages in Faulkner County early Monday.

More than 130 residences were still without power 10 hours after storms moved through the area.

Entergy spokesman Jim Garland said at the peak of storm activity, 1,200 customers were without power, and residents who were still in the dark would have service again by late afternoon Monday.

A bulk of outages reported to Entergy were in Mayflower near Paradise Landing and Trails End, where Garland said two electricity poles were broken.

Elsewhere in the county, and in Greenbrier and Vilonia, reports were that several trees had been downed, some blocking roadways.

By noon Monday, Faulkner County Judge Preston Scroggin said all roads were clear.

Some stoplights were disabled for a time, he said.

According to data provided by Scroggin, rainfall in the county varied from a quarter of an inch to two and a half inches.

Northernmost parts of the country received no rainfall, he said.

The National Weather Service of Little Rock received reports of trees lost in Mayflower and Conway, and large branches were down in Vilonia.

Trees in residences along Robinson Street in Conway were downed according to Jack Bell, assistant to the Conway mayor.

A fire damaged a home as a result of a lightning strike in the Southern Hills subdivision according to Conway Fire Department Division Chief Kenny Wiedower.

Wiedower said lightning struck a tree in the back yard of the residence and “ran to the house and into a garage that had been converted into a room.”

The resulting fire caused minimal damage, he said.

National Weather Service data for Conway shows the city received 2.35 inches of rainfall with the storm system.

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Entergy reports at 1 p.m. Monday showed more than 130 Faulkner County customers without power following overnight storms.

Faulkner County Judge Preston Scroggin said many trees were down in the county, and Paradise Landing near Mayflower received "pretty good damages."

The area is without power, he said.

Jack Bell, assistant to Conway's mayor, reported trees down at Robinson Street, and a house fire caused by a lightning strike.

More information coming.