Storm Damage Around the Region

by: Scott McCaulley

While some of the heavier damage was in other parts of the Ozarks, the Lakes Region feel some of the effects of the storms that moved through the area on Tuesday afternoon.

A potential tornado was detected on National Weather Service Radar just before 2:00 in Stone County prompting warnings. Though no touch down was reported while the cell was over the county, that same cell did spawn a tornado that later cause damage in areas east of Springfield.

Some of the reports from the Lakes Region to the National Weather Service include an amateur radio operator reporting nearly an inch and half of rain falling just south of the Branson-Hollister area in a 20 minute period while in Arkansas, a tree was reported down by Law Enforcement in Boone County near Gaither while Law Enforcement in Newton County reported a couple of trees down on Highway 123 near Western Grove, one falling into a house and the other across the roadway. No injuries were reported in the incident.

While rain has moved out of the area, Flood Warnings do remain in effect for most of Southwest Missouri this morning due to run-off causing some issues with roads. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, in Taney County, route FF near Taneyville is still reported closed due to flooding as is Routes C and U in Barry County still are closed due to water over the road.