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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday Night Storms Cause Damage Metro-wide- Lightning Strike Damages Independence MO Church

Last night's heavy thunderstorms caused damage throughout Metro Kansas City in the form of downed trees- tree limbs- power lines and some roofs damaged.


Nearly 3-inches of rain fell in parts of Shawnee KS during the storm- causing a dramatic rise on area streams of about 6 feet but no flooding.


High winds damaged the roof on an Overland Park KS Public Works building- damaging several trucks parked under it.


Around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning- Independence MO Fire responded on the report of smoke coming from the roof of Englewood Ministries church in the 10600 block of East Winner Road.

Reportedly- lightning had struck the roof of the church during the storm a couple of hours earlier and the fire had smouldered until it was detected.

Fire crews kept the fire damage limited to the roof area- but smoke and water damage was reported elsewhere in the church's interior.


No injuries were reported with a preliminary damage estimate in the several thousand dollar range..

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