Strong winds destroy Doniphan business and injure person

DONIPHAN, MO (KFVS) - At least one person has been hurt as a powerful thunderstorm tore through an area just east of Doniphan.

Ripley County Sheriff Ron Barnett believes a small tornado is responsible although this has not been confirmed yet by the National Weather Service.

Sheriff Barnett tells Heartland News it all happened around 11:30 along Highway 142. The winds ripped the roof off of one business, Top Quality Rental, and scattered the equipment inside all over the property.

The same winds also flipped a camping trailer and destroyed at least one barn.

A man living in that camping trailer was injured.  The sheriff says he was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The National Weather Service also reports 2 barns and some outbuildings were damaged near Doniphan.

The storm also knocked out power to the area for a short time.

Near Caruthersville this storm also caused some damage.

According to the National Weather Service a home 3 miles south of Caruthersville was partially damaged. The weather service also reports 2 sheds and some irrigation equipment were blown over.

Lightning also struck a 200 gallon propane tank according to the weather service near County Roads 363 and 366.

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