Area damaged by storms
Storms that rolled through the area Wednesday left their mark, downing trees and leaving some areas under water.
In Sikeston, heavy winds blew through the area Wednesday morning, downing some trees, including one that fell on the residence at the corner of Ables Road and Crowe Street and damage near Interstate Drive in Miner, Mo.
On Wednesday evening, the outdoor tornado sirens went off in Sikeston as a tornado warning for southwest Scott County was issued at 7:15 p.m. No damage was reported in Sikeston from Wednesday night’s storms.
In Oran, Mo., downed trees on homes and power lines were reported Wednesday night, including one high voltage line that was arcing, sending a bright yellow-orange glow over the town.
New Madrid, Mo., was heavily impacted by the rains Wednesday, as flash flooding occurred in numerous areas across the town that was already faced with a high water table from the river. The area around St. Peter and St. Isadore was heavily affected and Pinnell Street, between Edwards Drive and US 61 was also heavily flooded, as New Madrid Police reported water was nearly to houses.
The New Madrid Police and other emergency personnel were closing roads Wednesday and helping to sandbag those who needed it. Drivers were encouraged to not drive down flooded streets or drive around barricades or closed streets. As of Thursday morning, several streets were still closed in New Madrid.
In Dexter, a storm early Wednesday evening knocked down trees over roads and downed some power lines, causing some residents to be without power. AmerenMissouri reported a total of 6,600 homes and businesses without power in their coverage area while Ozark Border Electric also reported about 1,300 without power. Most of the power was restored to residents by Thursday morning.
Downed trees in Dexter also did damage to some houses and vehicles as the strong winds uprooted large trees. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, there were no reported injuries.
Other towns, like Portageville, Mo., reported some water over roadways but no major damage.