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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. 

St. Joseph
Mostly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 63°
Maryville
Partly Cloudy
59° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 59°
Savannah
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 63°
Cameron
Cloudy
70° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 70°
Atchison
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 63°
Comfortable and mild conditions are set to continue today with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will be a bit breezy today with gusts up to 25 mph. A weak cold front will move through the area later this evening. Clouds will build into the area today as the front passes. A few isolated areas of light rain can’t be ruled out as the front moves through. Temperatures will remain in the 70s on Saturday under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will really start to warm up on Sunday with highs in the upper 80s. Above average temperatures will continue through the beginning of next week as sunny and dry weather remains.
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