In a morning where wicked weather roared across the Ozarks damaging businesses and downing trees in several counties, initial reports indicate there were no fatalities caused by the mid May storms.




The National Weather Service in Springfield has confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down near the Barry/Lawrence county line demolishing the Pizza Hut in Monett and tossing U-Haul trucks there around like matchbox cars. It wasn't just the business district in Monett that sustained damage, rural areas were hit as well.

Other businesses damaged in Monett are:


--Efco
--Hydro Aluminum




--A1 Storage and U-Haul rental business, 700 Dairy St.


--Big Baldy's Bar-B-Q, 814 U.S. 60


--South Park, reports that century old trees were destroyed and other damage to the city's largest park Add Image
--Lowe's had part of it's roof ripped off in the storm


--All Pet Supply & Equine Center


Stone County Sheriff's dispatchers say there are several trees down in Stormy Point, Cross Roads, McCall Bridge and near Hurley.



Christian County Emergency Management Director Phil Amtower says a barn was destroyed, there is damage to a couple of houses and trees were reported down along a two mile swath in near Bruner. The canopy over gas pumps at Quick Trip in Ozark caught fire in what was first thought to be a lightning strike, but turned out to be an electrical fire.


Lawrence County Emergency Management Director Mike Rowe says trees are down through the county.

No damage has been reported in Taney Coutny.

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