3 victims identified in deadly storm near Golden City, Mo.

Published: May. 22, 2019 at 11:07 PM CDT
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The Missouri Highway Patrol reports three died from injuries after a storm hit their home near Golden City. Kenneth G. Harris, 86, Opal P. Harris, 83, and Betty Berg, 56, died.

Mark A. Berg, 56, sustained serious injuries. He was transported to Freeman in Joplin.

The likely tornado hit Wednesday evening around 9:30 p.m. Damage was reported near State Highway 126 and State Highway T.

Sergeant John Lueckenhoff, Missouri State Highway Patrol, says a one-mile radius of the MFA Fertilizer Plant was evacuated. The plant was in the line of the storm. Thursday morning they will reevaluate the damage and come up with a plan.

Multiple agencies from the area responded to help those in Golden City, Mo. Local officials tell KY3/ KSPR they are thankful for the support.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area. The same system spawned a tornado west of Golden City in the Carl Junction, Mo. area.