Initial indications are that the damage Laclede County residents suffered from Monday’s storms is the result of straight-line winds. National Weather Service Meteorologist, Justin Titus, says the threat of severe weather for the rest of the week is very minimal………

Temperatures will remain below average for this time of the year for the next several days.

When the severe storms with high wind swept through Lebanon, many businesses and homes received damage, power poles were busted, with hundreds of homes and businesses without power. Mayor Jared Carr reports that there was significant damage on the south side of town, including at the Floyd W Jones Airport.

Damage is also reported at Lebanon businesses. Randy Rowe with the Office of Emergency Management provides this update….

Two Semi Trucks were blown over on I-44 near the Durham Company and Shepherd Hills Factory Outlet in Lebanon. The Missouri Highway Patrol says the rig drivers suffered only minor injuries as the accident happened as the drivers were pulling over to the shoulder of the interstate.

Laclede Electric is reported that members can expect the power outage to last 24 to 48 hours in some cases. Residents are reminded to not drive into areas where damage has occurred. At this time, no injuries have been reported.

Tower Road is closed between Mount Rose and Meadow View Subdivision due to downed power lines.

Vance Road by the library is closed.

If your home is unlivable due to structural damage from the storms please contact the American Red Cross at 417-533-8121. On the menus choose option 1, then option 2, then option 3.

Areas south of East Bland and east of South Hwy. 5 suffered the most damage and will experience the longest time for power restoration. The City has a contractor with 9 crews here to begin replacing damaged poles on Beck Lane. Currently, there are 2,405 meters without power in the city of Lebanon. Laclede Electric reports 1556 homes without power in Laclede County, the storm also passed through Wright County causing damage, Intercounty Electric Cooperative Association reports 1,717 customers without power, and Se-Ma-No Electric says 2,370 of their customers are without power in Wright County.