The wave of severe storms that swept south through the state Monday evening through Tuesday morning downed trees and power poles and damaged some structures.
No injuries have been reported, and National Weather Service meteorologist Mike July says that’s fortunate.
“I think the word got out to quite a few people. The media did a good of letting everybody know what was going on,” says July.
The storm took a quarter of the roof off of a warehouse at the Second Chance animal rescue in Boonville, who was seeking help Tuesday morning to clean up, and damaged the roof of the gymnasium at Blair Oaks High School in Wardsville. Windows were blown out of three store fronts in Hannibal and two power poles caught fire in Sedalia due to high winds.
At one time, more than 75,000 Missourians had been without power. As of 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, more than 3,700 customers of Ameren Missouri and Kansas City Power and Light were still without power.
The storm did not rise to the levels of a derecho, as the National Weather Service had been concerned it might.