Summer storm rocks mid-Missouri, thousands in the dark
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:21:03 GMT — Severe thunderstorms tore through mid-Missouri Monday night and left thousands without power. At about midnight, Ameren Missouri showed more than 3,000 Jefferson City residents were without power. In Columbia, more than 15,000 residents were without power according to Columbia Water and Light. Boone County Electric reported 3,200 customers without power. Reports of downed trees and power lines, along with debris blocking the roadways, are coming from all across the state. The Jefferson City Fire Department tweeted their crews responded to 17 storm-related incidents in a two-hour period. The Columbia Fire Department responded to more than 40 emergency calls, most related to storm damage. Heavy winds in the area tore the siding off of one home in Cole County. In Osage County, a Bonnots Mill residence was damaged after a tree blew over onto the home. According to the Pettis County Sheriff's Department, two power lines caught fire in Sedalia.
At this time there have been no injuries related to the storm.