EF1 tornado causes damage near Liberty - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

UPDATE

EF1 tornado causes damage near Liberty

LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) -

An EF1 tornado touched near Liberty knocking down trees and power lines Monday night.

The National Weather Service said the damage at Raines Road and Highway 210 located southeast of the downtown square was caused by a small twister.

The path length was about 0.75 miles and was 200 yards in width.

The tornado packed winds of 95 mph. It formed at 9:34 p.m. about three miles southeast of Liberty and lasted about two minutes.

Straight-line winds of 70 mph caused damage in Liberty.

A tornado warning was issued for parts of Jackson, Clay and Ray counties after radar indicated a tornado was near Liberty about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The warning was allowed to lapse by 10 p.m.

Clay County Emergency Management Director Eric Ramsey said he is relieved to report no one was injured.

About four to five blocks of homes in Liberty were without power near Highway 291 and Main Street. At one point, about 1,500 people were without power in Liberty.

Drivers should keep an eye out for downed trees and power lines on many roads.

Crews worked to clear tree limbs and debris away.

"It's nice helping out the city and getting the power back. We feel like we're doing a good thing," Rick Snow of Wright Tree Service said.

Frank Novich's compost and mulch business couldn't ship or receive product on Tuesday because of the power outage.

"It makes things difficult but we're trying to work around," he said.

Once the tree limbs are cleared, KCP&L will have to restring the downed power lines. The hope is to have power restored on Wednesday.

Be sure to email your weather photos to yourphotos@kctv5.com or go to pix.kctv5.com

Copyright 2014 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Doggett and Baughn to represent Jonesboro at Miss Arkansas

    Doggett and Baughn to represent Jonesboro at Miss Arkansas

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:46 AM EST2018-02-18 05:46:15 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 1:03 PM EST2018-02-18 18:03:56 GMT
    Emily Doggett smiles and waves after being crowned Miss Greater Jonesboro 2018. (Source: KAIT-TV)Emily Doggett smiles and waves after being crowned Miss Greater Jonesboro 2018. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Arkansas State University student Emily Doggett is crowned Miss Greater Jonesboro 2018 and Jonesboro High School's Izzy Baughn is chosen Miss Greater Jonesboro Outstanding Teen 2018. 

    Arkansas State University student Emily Doggett is crowned Miss Greater Jonesboro 2018 and Jonesboro High School's Izzy Baughn is chosen Miss Greater Jonesboro Outstanding Teen 2018. 

  • Slideshow: Craighead Co. Feb. 18-24 mug shots

    Slideshow: Craighead Co. Feb. 18-24 mug shots

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:47 PM EST2018-02-18 17:47:54 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 1:00 PM EST2018-02-18 18:00:10 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

  • breaking

    Authorities search for missing autistic teenager

    Authorities search for missing autistic teenager

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:46 PM EST2018-02-17 17:46:31 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:31 PM EST2018-02-18 17:31:03 GMT

    According to a post on the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, authorities are looking for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student. 

    According to a post on the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, authorities are looking for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student. 

Powered by Frankly