Wind Damage Reported Across SW Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Strong storms that moved into southern Missouri from Kansas and Oklahoma overnight touched off several tornado warnings in the Ozarks and left behind wind damage.

No actual tornadoes had been confirmed by the National Weather Service early Friday morning.

But storm damage was reported in several counties.

The Barry County Emergency Management office confirms docks damaged and boats upside down in the water on Farm Road 1252 in Shell Knob.  Tree damage was also reported.

In Branson, shingles were blown off the roof of at least one hotel, and one person at the Camden Hotel had head injuries, according to the emergency manager.  A fence was also blown down near the Tanger Mall.

Roof damage was also reported to homes in Merriam Woods in Taney County.

In Christian County, trees were blown down on two homes, causing significant damage.  No injuries had been reported.

In Greene County, the Emergency Management office said a tree was down over Cox Road across from Wanda Gray Elementary.

And at Turners in eastern Greene County, multiple trees were reported down in the 6400 block of East Skyline Drive and Ridegline, blocking the road.
Firefighters were also working at 3:00 a.m. to clear trees down near Highways D and 125.

And a homeowner reported a lightning strike to a home in Ava, which caused sparks from appliances inside the house.

The National Weather Service says it plans to send tornado survey teams Friday to Chadwick, Jenkins, and Shell Knob to determine if tornadoes did touch down.

About 1,400 customers of White River Electric Co-op in Taney and Christian Counties were without power as of 5:00 a.m.


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