Fire chief confirms one person is dead following strong storm in Aurora, Mo.
Aurora, Mo. Fire Chief Robert Ward confirms one person died following storms early Saturday morning.
The death happened inside a motel on the city's south side. The victim's name has not been released. Investigators say others inside the motel escaped unharmed.
Chief Ward says they are working to re-open closed roads and have power restored to the hospital. The Missouri Highway Patrol has shut down U.S. 60 between Aurora and Marionville because of downed power lines.
A strong storm blew through that part of Lawrence County shortly before 1 a.m. The strong line of storms led to several tornado warnings Saturday morning.
Look for more updates.