Power Outages Persist in Mid-Missouri After Overnight Storms

COLUMBIA, Mo. – On Tuesday morning, many homes and businesses in southern areas of Mid-Missouri were still without power following strong overnight storms. Cleanup efforts were underway for residents dealing with the aftermath of the severe weather.

In Pulaski County, over 2,800 members of the Laclede Electric cooperative were without electricity by midday, while in Phelps County, 645 members of other cooperatives were also affected. Additionally, 279 members in Camden were experiencing power outages.

Reports of storm damage began coming in late Monday to the National Weather Service in Springfield, including roof damage and uprooted trees in Phelps County. The City of St. Robert issued a Facebook post early Tuesday, mentioning fallen trees and power lines around the town, with KY3 reporting damage to a building at the St. Robert Police Department.

A flood warning was issued for the Maries River near Westphalia and areas along Tavern Creek, with potential flooding in several nearby locations such as Iberia, St. Elizabeth, Tuscumbia, Brumeley, and Lake of the Ozarks State Park.

The storms also brought large hail and flooding to parts of Mid-Missouri, particularly impacting Cole County. As a result, numerous low-lying, flood-prone roads in Cole County remained closed into Tuesday afternoon.

 

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