AVA, Mo. -

A powerful storm Monday morning damaged homes and businesses in the Ava, Missouri area.

School leaders called off classes in the district because of power outages spread throughout the city.  Much of the damage is centered around the square.  A power pole fell on the Douglas County Herald newspaper building.  The wind storm damaged roofs and knocked down several trees.

Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase enlisted inmates to help clear debris around the city.