SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - Officials say two weak tornadoes that touched down in southwest Sedalia did only minor damage and caused no injuries.
Suzanne Fortin, a meterologist with the National Weather Service, says the tornadoes touched down briefly in a field near Smith-Cotton High School and just west of the Katy Trail Estates.
The Sedalia Democrat reports that damage included a downed power line that started a small house fire, minor damage to other buildings and shingles torn from 10 to 12 homes.
Dave Clippert, Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency director, says about 30 people took cover during the storm in the La Monte and Smith-Cotton Junior High storm shelters.
Fortin says funnel clouds were reported north of Holden and west of Knob Noster in Johnson County before the storm hit Sedalia.
Information from: The Sedalia Democrat, http://www.sedaliademocrat.com