Weekend storms leave behind major damage

LDR photo/Casi Massey

Children play on a giant tree that was knocked down across Brandi Street near Maplecrest Elementary School.


Some heavy storms left behind serious damage in Lebanon Saturday and officials believe a tornado touched down in at least one location.

Laclede County Office of Emergency Management Director Randy Rowe said Sunday no serious injuries were reported.

Rowe said officials believe an F-1 tornado touched down near the 123 mile marker on Interstate 44 causing serious damage at the Danny Herman Trucking facility. On Highway 32, 92 mile-per-hour winds sheared trees and this could be from a separate storm, Rowe said.

“The preliminary findings are that the National Weather Service believes they are going to rate that an F-1 tornado,” Rowe said.

No dollar value had been set on the damage, but Rowe said “It’s going to be a high dollar, high volume event.”

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