PHOTOS: Storms roll through south Springfield, damage several neighborhoods

Published: May. 9, 2021 at 1:07 PM CDT|Updated: May. 9, 2021 at 3:10 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Storms rolled through southwest Missouri early Sunday morning, causing damage to several neighborhoods in south Springfield.

Homes in the Spring Creek, Lakewood, Ravenwood neighborhoods saw significant damage Sunday morning. Dozens of homes in these neighborhoods remain without power, according to Springfield City Utilities.

Damage includes uprooted trees, down power lines and scattered debris. Some trees even fell onto cars and homes. No injuries have been reported at this time.

The Springfield Nature Center is also among the areas hit hard by storms, south Springfield residents tell KY3. Neighbors Samantha Nigh and Jenny Bowler Cummins submitted several photos of storm damage to KY3.

One elderly couple that lives on Roslyn Avenue woke up around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. They thought they heard hail, but about a minute later the roof started to cave in and a the tree fell through their bedroom.

Storms produced gusts up to 50 mph in some areas of southwest Missouri overnight.

Neighbors are working to clean up south Springfield. KY3 has sent a crew out to report on the damage.


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