72
      Saturday
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      Sunday
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      Monday
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      Storm in capitol city causes microburst

      For most people, it did not last more than a couple of minutes, but the storm front that passed through Jefferson City Saturday afternoon left some residents still cleaning up Monday morning.

      For most people, it did not last more than a couple of minutes, but the storm front that passed through Jefferson City Saturday afternoon left some residents still cleaning up Monday morning.

      A tall tree came up by the roots and took out two more trees near a storm drainage creek behind a duplex on Rose Valley Drive.

      "We came out on my deck, and all of a sudden, I had a jungle out here. I mean, it was just a disaster area," said Sara Freeman, still startled by the windstorm.

      Sara Freeman said her neighbor suggested that the tree was hit by a microburst.

      That's a sudden and intense downdraft of wind in a concentrated area.

      In any case, Freeman spent the morning waiting for city inspectors to determine whether removing the tree was their responsibility or her landlord's.