Damage Reports On The Rise During Ozarks Storms

Tornado warnings in nearly every county in the Ozarks have been issued tonight while severe weather moves through.

The storms brought hail and damaging winds along with the threat of tornados.

If you’re in the path of the storm, you are urged to take shelter.

FEMA safe rooms in Nixa, Seymour and Marshfield are open for those in need.

Damage reports continue to pile up while the storms move northeast, including at least one reported injury.

First, Branson police are reporting a person suffered a head injury around the Camden Hotel on Tanger Boulevard near the entrance to the mall.

Branson Fire Chief Ted Martin confirmed it was only a minor injury and the young man wasn't sent to the hospital. 

Martin says many plants and decorations were blown over around the Tanger Outlets, including a vending machine, but were quickly cleaned up overnight.

The Camden Hotel lost shingles and their large flag was ripped down.

Downed trees and damaged docks were reported in Shell Knob, as well as boats upside down around Farm Road 1252.

Southern Stone County Fire crews were called to downed power lines near the Reeds Spring High School.

People in Rockaway Beach and Merriam Woods are reporting down power lines and downed trees from the strong storms and straight line winds.

The National Weather Service has found signs of damage in Christian County. In Chadwick, a tree fell on a home not once, but twice.

Greene County damages include a large tree is down near Highway D and 125 east of Springfield around Turners and others in the area of Skyline Drive and Highway J.

People also reported downed limbs around Cox Road across from Wanda Gray Elementary.

And around Jenkins in Barry County, trees are down in areas near Highway 39.

Power outages and debris flying has been reported in the Branson area and around Taney County as well as in Wright County.

 

Hail has also been reported in various places around the Ozarks, but nothing much bigger than pea size.

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