Storm in capitol city causes microburst
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:58:04 GMT —
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.