National Weather Service Confirms Maries County Tornado Saturday
An EF-2 tornado traveled through Maries County on Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Springfield. The tornado traveled almost seven miles, was 880 yards wide, and produced winds that reached 122 miles per hour. It started at 4:35 p.m. and ended at 4:42 p.m. Damage from the tornado was mostly of EF-1 scale with some low EF-2 damage. The affected area was west and northeast of Vichy, Missouri. The National Weather Service reports that several trees were uprooted or snapped, a house sustained significant damage to its walls, and two metal frame buildings lost their roofs. Additionally, another metal building had two walls blown down. The National Weather Service also reports that five people were injured.