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The following are power outages reported by AmerenFull Story >
The following are power outages reported by AmerenFull Story >
The National Weather Service confirmed a few small tornadoes in the Heartland from a storm that moved through the Heartland Thursday night.
NWS also confirms an EF1 tornado with wind speeds reaching 100 mph. The 10-miles long path began one mile south of Creal Springs and ended four miles east of Stonefort.
The storm damage survey confirms an EF-0 tornado hit East Cape Girardeau, Illinois at 7:20 p.m. Thursday with an 80 mph peak wind. A church steeple was blown off a church. Some damage occurred to fencing and small sheds.
NWS also confirmed an EF1 tornado in south Cape Girardeau County. The EF1 was three miles northwest of Dutchtown to 2.5 northeast of Dutchtown around 7:05 p.m. Thursday. The twister was estimated at 150 yards wide with a peak wind at 105 mph. An EF-1 tornado was reported one mile west to 1/2 mile east of Leopold, Mo. On Oct. 31 around 6:54 p.m. Peak winds reached 95 mph with the twister's width being 200 yards and it's path 1.5 miles.
The NWS reports an EF-1 tornado hit just south of Cunningham in northeastern Carlisle County to 3.6 miles east of Lovelaceville in McCracken County around 8:25 p.m on Oct.31. Winds peaked at 105 mph and the path was 9 miles long.
And, a EF-1 tornado damaged property around 8:05 p.m. on Oct. 31. It peaked at 100 mph and tore a path of 6 miles from Wyatt, MO to Wickliffe, KY.
An EF-1 tornado also damaged property around 8:40 p.m. on Oct. 31 in McCracken County 1.2 miles southeast of St. Johns. Winds peaked at 100 mph with a path width of 200-250 yards wide and 2.5 miles long.
An EF-0 tornado damaged property in southern Ballard County around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Peak winds were measured at 80 mph with a path of .33 miles.
An EF-0 hit in Calvert City around 9:03 p.m. with peak winds of 85 mph and a path of 50 yards wide by .4 miles long. It started on the south Side of Calvert City KY from Laurel Lane northeast across Route 62 and along Oak Park Blvd ending near Oak Park and 15th Ave southeast.
The City of Cape Girardeau says parts of the city were storm damaged Thursday evening.
They say the hardest hit area is in southeast sections of the city. As of 9:30 p.m., more than 1,700 customers in the hardest hit area of Cape Girardeau were without power.
As of 10:42 Friday morning, 336 Ameren customers were still without power in Cape Girardeau County, 8 customers were without power in Franklin County, 5 in Mississippi County, 2 in New Madrid County, and 2 in Pike County.
City public safety staff, Ameren crews and others are assessing damage in the affected areas and beginning cleanup.
According to the city, power lines were down in several locations.
Large trees and limbs were down blocking parts of Bloomfield Road.
Please avoid downed power lines and trees for your safety.
Downed power lines should be considered live.
Do not attempt to remove tree limbs that are entangled in downed lines due to the risk of electric shock.
The Cape Girardeau Public Works Department will be taking telephone calls for tree and brush pick up, starting on Nov. 1.
Public works says calls will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 8. Residents can contact Public Works to make arrangements by calling 573-339-6351. The trees or brush must be placed next to the curb in order for the crews to pick up the material.
The Street Department is concentrating on areas that were damaged Thursday night and no residential removal will begin until Monday morning.
No contracted trees or brush will be picked by the Public Works Department those must be hauled away by the contractor themselves, according to the City.
They say barricades are being placed around areas where power lines are known to be crossing the streets. The following streets in Cape Girardeau are closed to traffic until further notice:
• 900 block of Ranney Ave.
• Locust St.
• 1200 block of Pacific St.
East Cape Girardeau, Illinois Mayor Joe Aden says residents of the village should put their trees and limbs from the storm curbside. Village employees will start picking them all up as soon as possible.
An EF0 tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service on the south side of Calvert City from Laural Lane across Highway 62 and along Oak Park Blvd.
The tornado came through just after 9 p.m. and had peak winds at 85 miles per hour.
Metal roofing was removed from about 2/3 of a small strip mall with other minor damage to structures as well.
One large tree was uprooted and limbs were broken on several other trees.
The following reports are from the National Weather Service on Oct. 31:
9:51 p.m. - Numerous trees down in Cadiz in Trigg Co., Ky.
9:40 p.m. - Roof damage to strip mall along Oak Park Blvd. Downed power lines. Ruptured gas lines and emergency responders have closed off the area. 2 buildings damaged. Roofs blown off of two businesses. Minor roof damage reported at Westlake. in Calvert City, Ky.
9:35 p.m. - Five miles south of Aurora in Calloway County, Ky., a large boat dock, two fishing boats and two pontoon boats were lifted and flipped upside down into the lake. The dock was located at western shores south lake park. A preliminary estimate of damage is $250,000.
9:30 p.m. - 4 homes have roof damage, several trees and tree limbs down. Signs blown off of support poles in Stonefort, Ill.
9:12 p.m. - Wide-spread power outages reported in Henderson Co., Ky.
9:10 p.m. - Trees down, power lines down across a home near the intersection of Sycamore and Grey in Newburgh, Ind.
9:02 p.m. - 2 buildings damaged, roofs blown off of two businesses, minor roof damage reported at Westlake in Calvert City in Marshall Co., Ky.
9:02 p.m. - Winds measured in Angel Mounds subdivision. Trees bending toward the ground in Evansville, Ind.
8:55 p.m. - Measured at Henderson Co. airport in Ky.
8:50 p.m. - Porch blown off back of home along Fisher Road in Reidland in McCracken Co., Ky.
8:30 p.m. - Mobile home blown off foundation in Blandville in Ballard County, Ky.
8:30 p.m. - Widespread trees down with power outages in Blandville in Ballard County, Ky.
8:28 p.m. - Numerous trees and power lines down. Multiple windows blown out of homes near the intersection of Hwy. 62 and CR 1015. Damage field proceeded east along Hwy. 62 in Cunningham in Carlisle Co., Ky.
8:26 p.m. - Trees down in Monkeys Eyebrow in Ballard County, Ky.
8:22 p.m. - Mobile home blown off of foundation 3 miles east of Cunningham in Carlisle Co., Ky.
8:15 p.m. - According to state trooper, overturned semi on I-55 southbound rolled into guardrail. Driver is ok. Traffic moving fine.
8:10 p.m. - Saline Co., Ill. roof torn off home in the community of Stonefort.
7:59 p.m. - Saline Co., Ill. signs blown off of support poles. 7:50 p.m. - Reported by off duty 911 operator: reported winds and rains increased and heard the sound of a freight train, one mile south of Creal Springs, IL.
7:48 p.m. - Widespread small hail reported along Kingshighway. Highway 206 and Bloomfield Road closed due to downed hardwood trees.
7:20 p.m. - Semi-Tractor rolled over due to wind near mile marker 96 along Interstate 55.
7:20 p.m. - Two miles south of Gordonville, Mo. significant damage to residence along Highway 228. State police responding. Storm damage survey confirms EF-0 tornado hit East Cape Girardeau, Illinois.
7:10 p.m. - Power out in Bernie, Mo. 60 mph winds.
6:54 p.m. - Trees reported down in the community of Leopold in Bollinger County. Emergency manager also reports widespread trees down county wide with some blocking roadways.
6:43 p.m. - Power lines down and tree limbs in Poplar Bluff.
6:40 p.m. - Mobile home blown over in the community of Broseley, 10 miles southeast of Poplar Bluff.
6:33 p.m. - Downed trees and power lines five miles west of Naylor in Ripley County, Mo. Damage to shed with injured or dead cattle. Several hard wooded trees down, and a barn destroyed with outbuildings damaged. Winds estimated at 75 mph.
6:30 p.m. - Trees down in Harviell, Mo. In Butler Co. Roof blown off of home, grain bins damaged.
6:24 p.m. - One mile north of Naylor, near the intersection of Highway 142 and B, unconfirmed damage reported. Funnel cloud may be rain-wrapped.