Destructive storm sweeps county

Laclede County and the City of Lebanon reported power outages and damage to numerous buildings and homes following Tuesday night’s storms. No injuries were reported.
According to Randy Rowe, Laclede County Office of Emergency Management director, more than a dozen homes were damaged in the county and between 20 and 30 in the city.  Electrical power was out in the Normandy and Foxtail road area, but was restored the next day.
Rowe and Presiding Commissioner Randy Angst surveyed damage in the county Wednesday morning on East 32 Highway.
Angst said they saw damage to homes and trees, but no injuries.
“All the limbs can be fixed and the debris picked up, we’re just thankful that nobody was hurt,” Angst said. “We’re grateful that there were no injuries.”
At this point, the damage in Laclede County does not meet the dollar amount for an disaster declaration under state and Federal Emergency Management Agency criteria, but that could change, Rowe said.
According to Rowe, (NWS) has determined that the damage was not caused by a tornado, but was more than 75-mile-per-hour straight line winds moving northeast. He said there was some rotation in the clouds, but it never touched down.

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