UPDATE 11 A.M. 8/15/23 – Laclede County Electric reporting six customers are still without power following Sunday night’s storm.

UPDATE 6 P.M. 8/14/23 – 223 customers are still without power in Camden County. Utility crews have been working quickly to restore power.

“The first thing we noticed was the power was out and that was just a little after 11p.m.,” Patricia Vucannon said. “Then there was this huge clap of thunder. And I thought that’s what it was. But what it was was this tree cracking and dropping on the house.”

Vucannon moved to Macks Creek three years ago from Tennessee but has not seen a storm like this since living in Missouri. The downed tree did some damage to the outside and inside of her home.

“It was water all over the floor and the sheetrock overhead was cracked,” Vucannon said. “If [the house] didn’t have those steel beams, our entire upstairs would be gone, maybe even part of the downstairs.”

Vucannon was without power for nearly 12 hours after Sunday night’s storm. The Camden County Office of Emergency Management is asking residents with storm damage to post pictures and locations on its Facebook page.

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CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — Over 1,000 customers are without power after a storm rolled through the Ozarks on August 14.

According to the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, three different power companies are reporting outages.

  • Southwest Electric Co-op: 546
  • Laclede Electric Co-op: 333
  • Co-Mo Electric Co-op: 141

Laclede Electric has identified eight broken poles across the system currently. The restoration process could continue through the afternoon.

Camden County Emergency Management reports that T Highway is blocked by a downed power line.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.