Severe storms hit Mid-Missouri, cut power for many
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
A long line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Mid-Missouri overnight, prompting thunderstorm warnings to be issued around midnight in multiple counties stretching from the Lake of the Ozarks into central and northeast Missouri to Quincy, Illinois.
Reports via the National Weather Service indicated winds reached speeds of 60 to 70 mph during the storms. Initial reports included numerous limbs down and power outages around the area.
As of 12:30 a.m., Ameren reported 4,723 -- or 16 percent -- of its 29,152 customers in Cole County were without power. Statewide, Ameren reported a total of 14,159 of its customers were without electricity.
Also during the midnight hour, Callaway Electric Cooperative reported 1,539 customers, or 11.88 percent of the coop's total customers, had no power.
The City of Fulton, on its own municipal power system, also experienced numerous power outages, according to National Weather Service spotters.
Boone County Emergency Management officials reported at 12:05 a.m. on Twitter that approximately 7,000 customers were without power in Columbia and the surrounding Boone Electric Cooperative service area.
Three Rivers Electric Cooperative reported a total of 1,093 customers without power, including 637 customers in Cole County and 368 in Osage County.
Co-Mo Electric Cooperative reported 1,234 customers, or 3.94 percent of its total customers, were out. Of those, 684 were located in the Boonville area and 219 in the Tipton area.
Many of those estimates, which were made during the midnight hour, may go up as new reports come in, and will diminish as service is restored. Updates and maps concerning power outages are available on area utility's websites listed below.
To check area Twitter accounts for additional information, see our list of Mid-Missouri entities posting on Twitter.
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