SULLIVAN, MO (KTVI)-- In Sullivan, Missouri the cleanup was in full gear Friday where dozens of trees and limbs snapped across the area during Thursday afternoon’s storm. Richard Sumpter volunteered to cut up trees that fell at St. Anthony Church. When he finished he planned to keep the wood to use two seasons from now.
Sumpter said, "This wood here I’ll keep for myself and I’ll burn it that’s what I use to heat in the winter.”
John McReynolds is a trained National Weather Service spotter. He said the damage in Sullivan is some of the worst in many years, apparently all caused by straight line winds. McReynolds said, “It was a torrential downpour heavy heavy winds, I’ve heard some people say 50 to 60 miles per hour. Madden: Tornado? McReynolds: Not a tornado I never saw rotation.”