Severe storms leave damage across Missouri
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:45:13 GMT —
A line of severe thunderstorms plowed through Missouri Monday afternoon and evening, leaving behind hail, wind and possible tornado damage.
Storms started firing in the late afternoon ahead of a cold front, with the first tornado warning in Johnson and Pettis counties around 5:00 p.m. Downed trees and powerlines down were reported by the National Weather Service as unofficial tornado damage in La Monte in Pettis County. Debris was also reported along highway 50 near Knob Noster.
Storms in western and southwest Missouri also brought trees and powerlines down in Seneca, roof damage in Lamar at the intersection of highway C and F, and powerlines were reoported down in Versailles where winds exceeded 60 miles per hour.
Segments of the linr of storms intensified, particularly over the Hannibal area around 7:30 p.m. and a tornado warning was issued. A Hannibal LaGrange University official reported the roof removed from the science building from an unconfirmed tornado.
The southern part of the line began to move through the Lake of the Ozarks region between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., causing power outages in Rocky Mount and Osage Beach. The National Weather Service reported a roof off a mobile home near Highway 438 in Lebanon.
Power outages were also reported in the Rolla area.
Flash flooding was another major concern tonight with local rainfall totals near 3" in some places. Water covered State Hwy. J in Bunceton, and several feet of water covered the intersection of Highway D and McGruder Road near Sedalia. Several feet of water also covered Rieckhoff Road near Highway T outside of Sedalia.
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