Storms leave behind damage in St. Joseph

Strong thunderstorms moved through St. Joseph Monday evening leaving damage to parts of the city.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 2:32 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2018 7:05 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Strong thunderstorms moved through St. Joseph Monday evening leaving damage to parts of the city.

According to the St. Joseph Fire Department (SJFD), around 60 calls were made after the storms. The most calls came between 8 p.m. and 9p.m, with 21 calls.

Mindy Andrasevits, a fire inspector with SJFD, says that most calls were from downed power lines and trees in roadways and came from all across town. 

“It seemed to just take a large path through town." Andrasevits said. "Saw some calls on the south end that were very significant. And then also through midtown and even to the east.”

Tree service companies were kept busy working on cleaning up the storm damage on Tuesday.

Hunters Lawn Care & Tree Service began receiving calls last night. Shane Hunter, the owner of the company, says that most damage they have seen is from downed trees.

"We’ve had 3 or 4 trees on houses." Hunter said. "A limb down covering a vehicle, a couple limbs over sheds things like that.”

The National Weather Service reported a wind gust of 57 mph at Rosecrans Memorial Airport.

Rainfall estimates from radar show nearly two inches of rain fell in St. Joseph. 

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Lots of sunshine across the area today with temperatures warming into the mid 60s. Tomorrow will be a similar day with highs warming into the mid to upper 60s. Cloud will start to build into the area late Thursday night into Friday morning. Rain chances will start to increase early Friday morning with scattered showers likely for the first half of the day on Friday. Several more rounds of rain are likely this weekend as highs warm into the low to mid 70s. A few thunderstorms are possibly as well but severe weather is not likely at this time. Rainfall could be moderate to heavy at times. Rain chances and warm temperatures are set to continue into next week. Friday through Monday most areas could see around 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain totals.
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