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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
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 30°
Clarinda
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 26°
St. Joseph
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 30°
Chillicothe/Agri
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 30°
Falls City
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 37°
Skies have started to cloud up late today after we saw sunshine for the first half of the day. Clouds will start to break apart again this afternoon with temperatures warming into the lower 50s. The majority of today will be dry, but there could be a few areas of light drizzle later this evening mainly to the south of the St. Joseph area. Temperatures will continue to warm on Saturday making a run for 60 under mostly sunny skies. A few clouds will move into the area Saturday evening as a cold front moves through. That cold front could bring us a few areas of light rain once again, but most areas will see less than a tenth of an inch of rain.. Temperatures will be slightly cooler on Sunday because of the cold front, but will quickly start to warm into the 50s by the beginning of next week.
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