Wild Weather in the Branson Area

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BRANSON, Mo. — It’s the aftermath of a wild weather night in the Branson area.

Taney County Sheriff’s Deputies had a water resuce early Wednesday morning at Swan Creek and Casey roads — after a man’s vehicle was overcome by flood waters. He was clinging to a tree when they found him.  

“Don’t drive past barricades, they’re there for a reason. We’ve been dealing with that all night and all morning,” said Chief Deputy Brad Daniels.

The storm also tore through the course at “Greatest Adventures Miniature Golf” on Gretna — uprooting trees and toppling the fence. 

General Manager Scott “Scooter” Rowley saw it coming.

“Me and one my employees actually saw the rotation when it came through,” Rowley said.

The Corps of Engineers released water at Table Rock Lake Dam Wednesday afternoon — at about five thousand cubic feet per second. After heavy rain, creeks and rivers overflowed into Table Rock Lake.  

Fortunately, there were no reported injuries. However, for many, it was reminiscent of the Leap Day tornado that ripped through the Branson strip back in 2012. 

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