2 weak tornadoes touch down in Sedalia

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

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