Storm Leaves Pockets of Damage

A line of strong storms blew through northwest Missouri knocking over power lines and trees Saturday.

Posted: Jun. 3, 2018 12:00 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A line of strong storms blew through northwest Missouri knocking over power lines and trees Saturday.

John Clouse came home from work to find a large tree crushing his home on Indiana Avenue. His first concern was his mom.

"My mother was home alone with the dogs," Clouse said.

North of his home, a tree smashed a car on Lincoln Street. The storm was brief but at its peak, winds blew through the northwest at close to 60 mph. Clouse said when the tree pierced his home, it shook the house.

“It was pretty sudden," he said. "It woke my mom up."

Pockets of St. Joseph were littered with fallen branches, trees and power outages. Clouse said the storm was so loud the neighbors never heard the tree hit.

"Neighbors next door say they didn't hear anything other than thunder," he said. 

They had no clue what was going on so he's thankful his mom was safe when he got home.

"Nobody was injured," Clouse said. "Everybody is okay."

Now, he can turn his focus to repairing the damage. He said he has no idea what it will cost to fix his home.

"I'm waiting on my insurance adjuster to show up," he said. "I'm supposed to get a call at some point today."

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