Confirmed tornado touchdown as Severe Weather hits
Mother Nature wreaked havoc in many parts of the Tri-States Wednesday evening and the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed a 10 mile intermittent tornado damage path was surveyed from 11 miles southwest of Paris, Mo. to three miles southwest of Paris. That tornado was labeled an EF1 and there were no injuries or fatalities. The NWS also confirmed straight line winds of 60 to 90 mph was the cause of damage occuring in Monroe City, Mo.
Severe weather watches and warnings were issued for several areas.
The Monroe County Sheriff's department confirmed the tornado touchdown Wednesday night south of Madison, Mo.
A Paris, Mo. resident told KHQA that residents took cover shortly before 6 p.m. on Wednesday when strong winds blew through the area. That resident said the storm blew off a portion of a roof of a mobile home.
Monroe City's fire chief said it appears that a straight line wind blew through the area. He also reported power outages throughout Monroe City.
Half-size dollar hail was reported in Shelbyville, Mo.
Wind blew over semi's and billboards near Palmyra.
Part of a wall was ripped off the Quincy Regional Airport and the Flying Inn.
There were downed wires reported at 36th and Ghost Hollow Road in Quincy, and a traffic light was down at 48th and Broadway.
A shed and lines were down on east 250th Street in Payson.
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