Storms Rumble Through Ozarks Overnight

Emergency Management and National Weather Service officials will be surveying areas today to assess damage from storms that rolled through the area late last night. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for parts of Laclede, Dallas, Benton, and Camden County at 11:15 last night. Numerous trees and power lines were reported down in the area. Laclede Electric Cooperative says that 267 of their customers in Laclede County are without power this morning. Camden County is much worse, with over 4,000 residents without power. 1 to 2 inches of rain was widespread throughout the area, with some parts of southern Missouri receiving 4 to 5 inches of rain.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office says their phone lines are down, but 911 lines are active. The Camden County Emergency Management Agency asks anyone who does not need to travel to stay home.

Low water slabs all over Camden County are impassable. If you see water on a slab, please do not attempt to cross and find an alternate route.

There are no reports of injuries at this time.