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Evening storms wreak havoc

By on May 14, 2018 at 7:54 pm

As a storm pushed through the area Monday evening from about 6:45-7:45 p.m., emergency services dealt with several calls due to high winds that accompanied the cloudbursts.

At 6:45 p.m., the Columbia Fire Department responded when a tree fell on a truck in the parking lot of the former Bridges, on the bottoms.

Ten minutes later, the Waterloo Fire Department was called out to lines down on Walnut Street.

At about 7:45 p.m., Columbia fire again was called into action, this time to assist Dupo with a tree that had fallen on wires, catching fire. Columbia’s assistance was promptly disregarded and the apparatus returned to its quarters.

It is not believed there were any injuries involved with these incidents.


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Andrea F.D. Saathoff

Andrea is a graduate of Gibault High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Education. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their twin toddler sons. When she isn't cheering on St. Louis Cardinals baseball or riding the emotional roller coaster of Mizzou Tigers football, she enjoys attending and participating in the many family events the county has to offer. email: andrea@republictimes.net