Storm damage widespread in mid-Mo

Tree damage in Boone County

A system of straight-line storms pushed through Missouri overnight, causing widespread damage and some injuries.

Meteorologist Zac Evans said the storms began moving into the northwest portions of the KRCG viewing area at about 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, and didn't dissipate until 6:30 or 7:00.

Winds were recorded at 70 miles per hour in some areas. No tornadoes were reported in central Missouri, however.

Large trees are reported down in Boone, Cole, Cooper, and Moniteau counties, and the school at Prarie Home sustained heavy wind damage to the roof.

In Columbia, a man was trapped for over an hour by a large tree that fell on his mobile home, pinning him to his bed and inflicting potentially serious injuries.

The Columbia Fire Department reports it responded to approximately 30 emergency calls, most of them storm related.

High winds and reduced visibility also contributed to the severity of an early-morning fire in Columbia which severely damaged a four-unit condo. No one was injured in that fire.

Sporadic power outages were also reported in the heaviest hit areas.

No severe weather is predicted in mid-Missouri today, although some showers are possible.