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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tornado With Damage Reported in Sedalia MO

A tornado reportedly touched down in Sedalia MO about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly before 1 p.m.- CSW spoke to Dave Clippert of the Pettis County Emergency Management who confirmed that a tornado touched down south of Sedalia- then moved into southern and eastern parts of that western Missouri city of around 20000.

Mr. Clippert confirmed damage to buildings- but he could not yet say the extent of damage or if there were any injuries at that time.

Later we learned the extent of damage.

The tornado apparently first touched down just outside the southern city limits along U.S. 65 highway- where it struck a truck stop and damaged a Sutherland's Lumber Co. building.

The tornado then moved northeast into a residential area and a trailer park.

News helicopter video shows a few homes with roofs and some walls collapsed- as well as a school bus barn damaged.

Damage from the air appears to be EF-2- possibly low-end EF-3 in spots.

A roller rink south of 32st Street and Grand was severely damaged.

There are reported to be up to 2 dozen "minor" injuries according to news reports.

The SEDALIA DEMOCRAT has more on their Web site HERE.



Anonymous said...

Please post any news as anyone has some. I know someone in Eastern Sedalia and can't get in touch with them.

901 S. Monroe

Anonymous said...

we found her

Groucho K. Marx said...


Hope she wasn't harmed.

Just updated the post with more reports as well as a preliminary damage track.

If your friend can provide any reports- eyewitness account here- it would be much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

My grandma lives on Booneville rd in Sedalia Mo do you know if that area was hit. She lives in the 400 block. We also can't get ahold of her. :(

Groucho K. Marx said...

Phones and power are still out in some areas.

I suggest you contact the Sedalia Police or Pettis Co. Sheriff's Dept. if you're concerned about her welfare.

My prayers that her and her property is fine and dandy! ;)