Storm causes minor damage

Randy Rowe
By: 
STEVE SMITH ◆ SSMITH@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

A home received some minor structural damage but no injuries were reported as a result of storms in Laclede County Monday night, according to Laclede County Office of Emergency Management Director Randy Rowe.
 
Rowe said three witnesses saw a funnel cloud come down from the sky, touch the ground and then go back up in the area of Neosho Drive at West Missouri 32.
 
“We did sustain quite a bit of debris damage in that area,” Rowe said.
 
On Owl Drive, one home received structural damage. “It had shingles off, part of the roof and part of the siding. I think a garage door was damaged as well,” Rowe stated.
 
Rowe said Lebanon was lucky to avoid damage.
 
“We were fortunate it didn’t come on down to the ground and stay because it was tracking toward the downtown City of Lebanon,” he said.
 
The National Weather Service has sent a team down to evaluate whether the area experienced straight line winds or a potential EF-1 tornado.
 
The Lebanon Fire Department cleared some trees from the Mo. 32 area that had a road blocked. Road and Bridge Special District 1 was called out with a backhoe and chain saws to clear a tree.
 
Rowe said area fire departments and the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department also assisted.
 
“The sheriff’s department did stationary spotting and kept us up on what the sky looked like at three of four different points in the county,” Rowe said.
 
 
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