Early storm brings tree down


Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency Director David Clippert photographs damage Thursday morning caused by a tree that fell due to early morning storms that moved through the area. A little after 6 a.m., a large sycamore fell onto a 2000 Buick LeSabre and a shed belonging to Brian and Polly McDonald in the 3800 block of Southgate Drive. Clippert said so far this was the only storm damage report called into the department.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Polly McDonald said they had liability insurance on the car and it is a total loss. The family was listening to their weather radio Thursday morning and heard a storm alert for 6 a.m. “Right after 6 o’clock we heard boom, boom, boom,” she said. “I thought it was thunder. It wasn’t.” The force of the falling tree drove broken glass from the demolished car into the family’s other car, embedding it into the paint.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

A shed at the McDonald home was also destroyed when a large sycamore fell during the Thursday morning storm. A National Weather Service severe thunderstorm watch was issued early Thursday morning predicting winds as high as 70 mph. The Associated Press also reported that “downed trees and power lines have left about 50,000 customers of Kansas City Power & Light without power.” Clippert said additional storms were expected during the late evening hours Thursday.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency Director David Clippert photographs damage Thursday morning caused by a tree that fell due to early morning storms that moved through the area. A little after 6 a.m., a large sycamore fell onto a 2000 Buick LeSabre and a shed belonging to Brian and Polly McDonald in the 3800 block of Southgate Drive. Clippert said so far this was the only storm damage report called into the department.

Polly McDonald said they had liability insurance on the car and it is a total loss. The family was listening to their weather radio Thursday morning and heard a storm alert for 6 a.m. “Right after 6 o’clock we heard boom, boom, boom,” she said. “I thought it was thunder. It wasn’t.” The force of the falling tree drove broken glass from the demolished car into the family’s other car, embedding it into the paint.

A shed at the McDonald home was also destroyed when a large sycamore fell during the Thursday morning storm. A National Weather Service severe thunderstorm watch was issued early Thursday morning predicting winds as high as 70 mph. The Associated Press also reported that “downed trees and power lines have left about 50,000 customers of Kansas City Power & Light without power.” Clippert said additional storms were expected during the late evening hours Thursday.

Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency Director David Clippert photographs damage Thursday morning caused by a tree that fell due to early morning storms that moved through the area. A little after 6 a.m., a large sycamore fell onto a 2000 Buick LeSabre and a shed belonging to Brian and Polly McDonald in the 3800 block of Southgate Drive. Clippert said so far this was the only storm damage report called into the department.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_TSD070816StormDamage-1-.jpgSedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency Director David Clippert photographs damage Thursday morning caused by a tree that fell due to early morning storms that moved through the area. A little after 6 a.m., a large sycamore fell onto a 2000 Buick LeSabre and a shed belonging to Brian and Polly McDonald in the 3800 block of Southgate Drive. Clippert said so far this was the only storm damage report called into the department. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Polly McDonald said they had liability insurance on the car and it is a total loss. The family was listening to their weather radio Thursday morning and heard a storm alert for 6 a.m. “Right after 6 o’clock we heard boom, boom, boom,” she said. “I thought it was thunder. It wasn’t.” The force of the falling tree drove broken glass from the demolished car into the family’s other car, embedding it into the paint.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_TSD070816StormDamage-2-.jpgPolly McDonald said they had liability insurance on the car and it is a total loss. The family was listening to their weather radio Thursday morning and heard a storm alert for 6 a.m. “Right after 6 o’clock we heard boom, boom, boom,” she said. “I thought it was thunder. It wasn’t.” The force of the falling tree drove broken glass from the demolished car into the family’s other car, embedding it into the paint. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

A shed at the McDonald home was also destroyed when a large sycamore fell during the Thursday morning storm. A National Weather Service severe thunderstorm watch was issued early Thursday morning predicting winds as high as 70 mph. The Associated Press also reported that “downed trees and power lines have left about 50,000 customers of Kansas City Power & Light without power.” Clippert said additional storms were expected during the late evening hours Thursday.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_TSD070816StormDamage-3-.jpgA shed at the McDonald home was also destroyed when a large sycamore fell during the Thursday morning storm. A National Weather Service severe thunderstorm watch was issued early Thursday morning predicting winds as high as 70 mph. The Associated Press also reported that “downed trees and power lines have left about 50,000 customers of Kansas City Power & Light without power.” Clippert said additional storms were expected during the late evening hours Thursday. Faith Bemiss | Democrat
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